ON THE BOARDS

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
Design Associate: Maxwell Pittman

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 the end of the CD Phase. We have selected appliances and plumbing fixtures, and are finalizing material and color selections for terracotta and ceramic tile floors. Additionally, we have submitted drawings to Building & Safety, which the CIty is reviewing.

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.