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Neighbors watched and worried as a Craftsman bungalow, constructed by master builder Martin V. Melhorn in 1919, deteriorated into an eyesore in Mission Hills. Robert McLeod rescued the vacant and neglected house from what seemed like inevitable demolition by restoring it inside and out. Among other things, the year-long project included rebuilding the deteriorated pyramidal columns out front, freeing the original fireplace from a lava-rock wall and reinstalling vintage fixtures to the renovated kitchen and bath. This former eyesore is now the handsome law office of its resourceful, preservation-minded owner. Interior renovations were done so it can be returned to a private home, if desired, in the future. Robert McLeod is especially worthy of the Adaptive Reuse Award.
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