When designer Amy Shock was looking to downsize from her four-bedroom home in Beverly Hills, she was searching for an affordable option she could make all her own. Anticipating taking on a gut job, Shock bought a 1964 double-wide mobile home for $5,200 and spent 12 months and another $175,000 making it into the home of her dreams.

That cost of a remodel on a mobile home seems unnecessary, but the results were stunning. It's hard to see the relic of what it was previously.

Shock transformed the 800-square-foot mobile home into a 1,300-square-foot live-work retreat. She gutted the entire structure, installed new electrical, plumbing, cabinetry, and lighting, added a studio space and a bathroom, doubled the size of the existing deck and added UV-protective solar floor-to-ceiling glass panels to let in an abundance of light.

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