Rebuilt new entry
Out with the old
A “Gut” remodel/restoration of a turn of the Century Spanish revival home located in Santa Monica.
The house was completely stripped to the “good” studs and rebuilt from the inside out. As is the case in Los Angeles,
rebuilding a home and bringing it up to current building code standard, requires building from the inside out. New foundations,
framing and mechanical systems create a new home.
Remodel/restoration of Spanish revival home
New pool house and custom pool with fountain
Complete “Chef’s style” kitchen
Unique open beamed ceiling
Plaster ceiling molding
Parts and pieces – the front gate and custom wrought iron.
Landscaping with large specimen trees being craned onto the site.
As Builts – lots of measuring
Quick preliminary ideas using existing “bones”
Existing 3D models
Custom home on Ojai’s East End
Traditional “Wallace Neff” Spanish style home
Green Building – Built with Rastra Block
With the roof, stucco and driveway complete, only the finish landscape is missing!
Stucco Brown Coat
Continue reading “Ojai – New Custom Home – Wallace Neff Style – Rastra Block”
Project: Ojai, California New Construction
Architecture: Rhett Judice
Builder: Otis Bradley Company, Inc.
Interior Design: Rhett Judice
Génoise – although the definition of the word is “an Italian sponge cake” known from the area of Genoa in Italy
Génoise also defines the architectural treatment under the eaves of the roof – common in Provence France and possibly originating in Italy
It is said that the wealthier you are – the more rows you have ! The roof tiles continue from the eave back to the house in a sort of reverse pattern. The trend dates back the middle of the 17th century and came originally from Italy.
This project, built of ICF blocks, created a challenge because the 8″ thick concrete walls are surrounded in 3″ of insulating foam. Unlike the solid stone buildings of 17th c Provence, we had to create a system that could attach – be safe – be structurally sound – without being able to build on top of a stone wall. The answer is foam! and a bad hair day! Continue reading “Génoise Detail of a French Provincial Design – New Construction ICF House in Ojai”
Architect: Fred Fisher
Location: Ojai, California