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Spanish Colonial Revival Renovation

Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Project Type: Full renovation
Project Size: 6,400 SF main house + 1,200 SF pool house
Current Phase: Under Construction

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

The Assignment: Expand and renovate a 1990s house for a family of five. Improve the Spanish Colonial Revival details while incorporating convenience, modern technology, materials and fixtures. 

Currently: Construction began in August and we issued the CD set in October. We received supplemental permits for a few design updates in November. Footings and stem walls are now in progress, with framing nearly complete. Electrical walk-throughs have also started.

Standout Details: A new stepped and planted terrace makes a greener, more gracious connection to the lawn. The existing basement will be lowered and expanded to provide a new rec room, media room, and gym – which will first function as a model-building and wood-carving workshop. We also added a second exterior stair to allow access from the exterior, without traveling through the new media room. And, a design opportunity arose during construction: a former attic closet will be converted to a new uncovered balcony.

Sustainable Features: Solar PV panels and battery backup will be integrated into the main house. Permeable hardscape will be added throughout the site and new rain gardens at the rear yard. New insulation, weathertight windows, and high-efficiency tankless, gas water heaters will reduce energy use.