Jim McClintock is good with numbers. By the time the retired marketing executive and his partner, Richard Graves, found this French Eclectic–style house in Los Angeles’s Toluca Lake neighborhood, he tallied they had visited some 252 properties. “This house was the happy ending to our sixteen-month search,” Jim says.
Shown: One of two studies in eye-catching stripes. An expansive new dormer defines the home-office addition with exposed rafters, arched windows, and a dramatic daybed.