Spanish Style Remodel

Residential Remodel

The goals for this project were three fold: to bring back the historical character of this Spanish style home, originally built in 1916; to expand and update the kitchen and dining areas; and, to add four new bedrooms, four new bathrooms and an office space.  Located in the prestigious Hedgerow district of Montecito, the home had experienced significant deterioration and water damage over the years.  In addition, a number of additions and a haphazard conversion of the former artist’s studio into a single-family residence virtually erased the soul and charm of the original architecture. Abundant natural light and strong connections between indoor and outdoor spaces are key elements of the new addition.  French doors and bay windows in the upstairs master bedroom provide views of the mountains to the north and of the Pacific Ocean to the south.  With numerous French doors, hexagonal terracotta floor tiles, and craftsman light fixtures, the new interior loggia offers an elegant connection between the living/dining/kitchen areas and the new bedroom wing of the home.  (Architect: Neumann, Mendro, Andrulaitus Architects)