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.
Ok – what makes us love one style and not another?
- Tradition ?
- Color ?
- Functionality ?
- Form follows function ?
- You grew up with it ?
- You just plain like it ?
This home belongs to my friend Brian – a cabinet maker – business man – father – husband – into radio controlled helicopters – mountain biker – to mention a few hobbies.
Continue reading “Architectural Style Eclectic ? Right for you ?”
From the Pasadena Heritage News – an interesting article on how Pasadena, a city that takes preservation seriously, handles illegal construction. Note the penalty – 4 years no construction allowed !
City Levies Penalty for Illegal Demolition
The City of Pasadena recently issued a ruling against the owners of a project on Prescott Street where an eligible historic home was virtually demolished against city code and without proper permits. Neighbors alerted the city when they believed work on the property was going far beyond the permitted plans. After calls to our office by the neighbors months ago, Pasadena Heritage offered free architectural consultation to the owners. That offer was rejected.
On November 18th, the Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to support city staff’s determination that this was an illegal demolition of an historic resource. Pasadena Heritage attended the Commission meeting to speak in support of the staff’s action and joined Craftsman Heights’ residents in expressing sadness and frustration at the loss of this architecturally significant home. The penalty is that no construction can take place on the site for four years, however, there are other remedies the owners can pursue that could allow an acceptable project to move forward.
Photo credit: City of Pasadena