This modest, Spanish-Mission Style home in Eagle Rock, needs a little more space. We have designed the remodel, which shows a larger bedroom and bathroom at the front of the house. We will be using clay tiles and casement windows to match the existing aesthetic of the original house. At the back of the property, we are adding a second floor over the garage for a work studio with a bathroom.
This image shows the front of the house, we will be adding space to the left side of the house.
SITE / FLOORPLANS
This plan shows the location of the bedroom expansion to the existing house and the second floor space to added to the top of the garage.
The second floor studio space in the back is being conceived as a simple, modern extension to the white stucco garage building. These renderings show the four building elevations with the studio addition shown with a sharp, black exterior.
This beautiful home in Pasadena needs some more space. We will be adding a generous master suite with a zen sitting room, expand the kitchen on the first floor and create more natural light throughout the house. We will also be adding a pool and native gardens to the project.
Stay tuned as this house progresses form the design phase into construction.
The front of this beautiful house will remain largely unchanged after our construction. Although the addition will beat the back of the house, we will also be replacing the doors and windows, the roof and repainting the exterior.
Shows the high roofline and dormer windows.
BACK VIEW (SOUTH)
We are looking at where the additional portion of the house will be constructed. The left side of this house when viewed from this angle shows the area where we will be adding the new kitchen, living and breakfast nook areas, and the master bedroom suite above on the second floor. The consideration at this time is the roofline, which we are considering here.
SITE PLAN AND FLOOR PLAN
The site plan shows the new lap pool and the additional space to the house. There is also a deck and concrete hardscape around the pool and a long planter along the length of the pool.
The floorplan shows a larger kitchen, a removed dividing wall between the existing kitchen and dining room, and a bedroom/work room for the photgrapher client who needs a dim space with long walls for working and displaying work.
There is also a laundry room with washer/dryer and a utility sink as well as pantry space to support the kitchen.
The relocated bathroom at the back of the house supports the pool area too.
The project is to expand the kitchen, bedroom and dining room on the first floor and add a lap pool for the avid swimmer at this two story, spanish - mediterranean styled, home in Venice.
BACK OF HOUSE
This is the area where we will add space to the house. The lower floor will have an expanded kitchen, dining room and bedroom/work space which will access the wood deck and pool area.
SURVEYING THE SITE
In our efforts to maintain the existing mature trees, we will assure that the construction does not interfere with the roots of the trees.
The project arborist is consulted to determine how close we can build to the existing trees in the back of the house. Of course, we do not want to disturb these large these shade trees.
The demolition has started at the back of the house. Next is the foundation and the removal of the exterior walls.
The interior wall between the kitchen and dining room is being removed.
Portions of the interior walls will be removed to build the larger kitchen.
Located in Irvine, this house was severely damaged by fire. We see it as an opportunity to remodel the existing house, improve the floorplan and upgrade the finishes. We are adding more windows for natural light, another bedroom, more cabinetry and shelving, and an improved pantry and laundry room.
We have added a bedroom to the first floor and created more light in the kitchen by opening up the exterior wall and bringing in a twelve foot garden window. The second floor shows a vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom and the hallway area on the second floor with four separate areas for linen storage. The master bedroom is larger now with two his and hers walk-in closets and a double vanity.
STREET VIEW CIRCA 1971
This is an image of the house when it was new in 1971. We will return the exterior to its original color scheme of dual tone browns with rough lumber trim. On the inside, we have made some changes which will improve the lower floor layout, provide larger bedrooms, more closet space, and more natural daylighting.
The exterior color scheme is light tan with a dark brown trim just as it was in 1971.
The project is getting close to completion and everyone is looking forward. This is the view of the double height space at the entry. It shows the hardwood flooring at the first floor, and the new wallpaper at the second floor hallway area with linen cabinets.
The new stairs complement the exposed hardwoods in the project.
STAIRS AND LANDING
The upper floor is brighter now with natural light and lighter finishes.
MATERIALS AT FLOOR
The original ironwork has been restored and installed on the new stair stringers which have been stained to complement the new flooring.
This image shows the hardwood beams at the kitchen ceiling, which were left exposed after the new construction.
This is the view of the pantry from the kitchen. Behind the upper and lower cabinets are sliding drawers. There is a narrow drawer between each.
The new hallway features soft carpet, multiple built in linen cabinets and shelves, and stylish pinstriped wallpaper.
This image shows the hardwood vanity with white quartz counter at the cement tile flooring.
Finishing the beams in the kitchen.
The beams in the kitchen are being prepared for finishing. The back window will also be installed soon, it is twelve feet long and very heavy.
The house has good natural light now and the vaulted ceiling over the entry is both dramatic and emblematic of mid-century architecture. The hallway, seen here, will have several spaces for linens and storage and will also select a wallpaper pattern for the second floor hallway area to accentuate this common space.
This image shows the new framing on the second floor. This is from the hallway. Some of the burned lumber can still be seen at the stair guardrail and stringer.
Many of the new windows have been framed. The house will get new insulation on the exterior walls and roof.
The post and beam is visible in the master bedroom vaulted ceiling. Of course we will restore this detail.
The interior of the house has been demolished down to the wood framing. This area with the vaulted ceiling is the master bedroom. The new plans show a restored master bedroom with more windows, more closet space and larger master bathroom with a walk-in shower.
COVER OF THE SECOND SALES MAP
Culverdale was completed in four phases built in a counter-clockwise order. This brochure shows the first two-fourths, or the first half of the planned development.
VICINITY MAP CIRCA 1969
This is the vicinity map which shows the location of Culverdale, adjacent Culver Drive. The City of Irvine had not yet been incorporated as a city until 1971.
STREET DIAGRAM-SECOND SALES MAP
This map shows the location of the streets and plots for the first half of the development. The lower right area shows a pen sketch of where the next phase of construction was planned. The street indicated by ink is Cosley Street, where the project house is located.
COVER OF THE THIRD SALES MAP
This map was produced around 1970 and shows the third phase of development of Culverdale.
VICINITY MAP CIRCA 1970
This map was produced around 1970 and shows the sales office with a Santa Ana address. The location of Culverdale would be in the city of Irvine, in 1971 after its incoporation.
STREET DIAGRAM-THIRD SALES MAP
This diagram shows the third phase of devlepment in the southeast portion of Culverdale. Our project is located on Cosley street which is highlighted to the south of the park. There is an arrow though the park and an X where the house is located. This was drawn on the brochure by the sales agent from clubouse/rec center as directions to the original plot of land for the owners to review. They walked through the fully built park and to a flat plot of land to consider the purchase of a home that was not yet built.
This is another full color layout from the original sales brochure showing the centrally located, Culverdale Park. Many of the streets had yet to be designed or illustrated in this rendering.
This is a spread from the original brochure in full color. It shows the amenities at the park in Culverdale.
This building still exists today with the swimming pool in it original state. The sales office was located next door.
This is the original floorplan diagram from the original sales brochure. The house that was built was slightly different than advertised and the builder ultimately saved costs on things like windows and plumbing. When we removed the drywall in the master bedroom we found it had been framed for new windows which were never installed-until now.
These are the original renderings for PLAN 44. They show a variations of a two-story house of about nineteen hundred square feet. Our house is the one at the top-The Cambridge. The builder added the six-foot stucco wall around a concrete patio at the front of the house and left large roof timbers of rough sawn lumber exposed. The house had squared openings with a strong horizontal presence at the street view.
This projects entails a renovation for the landscape in the back and front of the house. We will be replacing an existing retaining wall, building a new retaining wall with new steps, paths and plant materials as well as a "living wall" which will use plant materials to cover a retaining wall in the back of the property.
This is the street view of the property. The new landscaping and site walls will greatly improve the quality of spaces at this home.
This strategy uses straight paths and walls to create a design with four separate landings and uses a more formal language, pairs of trees at each garden and a pair of concrete steps which connect the upper and lower gardens.
PATIO 1-is the lower patio with colored concrete paving, a curved planter with a site and a rounded tree well to preservce the existing magnolia tree. PATIO 2 is the lower patio behind the house. The bricks are to be removed and replaced in this area with new concrete and a tree well. PATIO 3 (lower garden) is the first of the upper two patio landings.This area has areas for planters and a guardrail at the top of the existing, angled, retaining wall which will be maintained. There is also a pair of trees flanking each side of the garden. The ground surface is flagstone pavers with turf grass between. PATIO 4 is connected by a pair of wide concrete steps. The upper garden ground surface is colored concrete. The borders are planters with native plant materials and a pair of tree wells flanking each side of the garden.
This Spanish-Mediterranean styled home needs more space. Our work is to add a second floor to this modest home and maintain its charm and street appeal.