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1930s Spanish Colonial Revival Renovation

Los Angeles, CA

Project Type: Full renovation plus restoration
Project Size: 5,500 SF
Current Phase: Construction Documents

Project Team
Project Manager: Jim Coyle
Job Captain: Mengying Bai

The Assignment: Restore and renovate a 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival residence, previously unsympathetically altered in the 1960s/1970s. Our team and homeowner are creating a home that reflects the 1930s while integrating modern conveniences. Throughout the home, we are opening compartmentalized spaces, improving convenience and air circulation; thickening walls; and adding new steel windows and doors. We are reimagining the kitchen and service spaces, and an all-new second-floor plan, relocating the primary suite for better light and views. We are also designing a new arcade connecting the main house and new detached garage, framing the garden.

Currently: We are nearing completion of the CD set; RTI permit has been received. Contractor bids have also been received, and we are in the process of helping the owner compare and review.

Sustainable Features: Thermal insulation, efficient heating systems, energy-efficient appliances, solar panels, EV charging stations, rainfall capture, infiltration, sourcing local makers for tile, and reuse are intended.