In March 2017, Carla House came to New York for her wedding, and the couple had been living in Los Angeles for three months.
“We thought that it would be perfect to get out of Los Angeles and just stay at home and do it,” House told ABC News.
The house was thrilled to have a chance to get away from Los Angeles, but not everyone was.
House’s husband, who she met on Instagram, had a tough time accepting that their homecoming would be a homecoming to a place that he considered to be his hometown.
“I just felt like, I’m not that much different than everyone else here,” House said.
But House and House’s longtime friend, former model/actor Danny DeVito, realized they could make the experience even better if they were to make a home visit to the house.
DeVito and House have been living together in the house together for more than a year.
And they’ve been making some big changes to the layout of the house, which is also getting a major facelift.
“He is very much into a little bit more of the modernist, vintage style of decorating, the art-deco look, the vintage look, so it is definitely different than any of the other homes,” DeVito said.
“There’s just so much more of that that you can get behind, you can feel a little more of a connection to the neighborhood, to the community, to a lot of different places.”
DeVito also has a daughter, Leah, who is also living in the home.
“My daughter has been to school, she’s at her job, she has her own life, and so she’s always around her dad,” DeVita said.
He said that he and House plan to have the kids in the back seat of their car for the entire trip.
But it’s not just the lifestyle and the decor that DeVito has been working on that’s bringing the house to life.
The family has also been adding a little something extra to the dining room, adding a full-size dining table.
“The dining room was just kind of a big, big thing for us, because it’s kind of the center of the dining area, so we were really excited to do that,” DeVitto said.
DeVita has been taking a big step in creating an all-natural food scene in the community.
He started the “Living in the Garden” campaign, which he said has brought in $40,000 for local businesses.
“They were very excited to get our help and really give back, because we were working on it in the garden,” DeVitos said.
The home renovation is just one of many big changes that DeVitito and his family have made to their neighborhood.
“It’s definitely a change from the normal life that we’re used to,” DeVittos said of their new living space.
“For the most part, we live in the same house.
We have our own bathroom, we have our bathroom in the garage, we do have our bedroom, but we’re doing it in a way that is a little different than the way it is now.”
DeVitoso, who has lived in the neighborhood for nearly 30 years, said he hopes to see a resurgence of the neighborhood once the new home is up and running.
“This is a really special place for me to live,” DeVitzo said.