This custom home was featured on the AIA-Monterey Bay Home Tour in 2010
Contractor: David Stone
Photography by Flash Gallery
Center of the House
Dining area of the Great Room with stairs leading up to the skylighted Entry area.
Detail of lighted steps with a glass rail and onamental alcoves underneath.
Views to the outside and great room areas from the kitchen.
View through the dining area and kitchen from the living room.
PEBBLE BEACH RETRO
REMODEL & ADDITION
The original 70’s midcentury modern house was designed by local architect, Paul Davis, Sr., AIA. Although the house was completely remodeled, the home’s modern 70’s spirit and good passive design were preserved.
Contractor: Tubridy Construction, Inc.
The house sits nicely in the Del Monte Forest
Dark Sky lighting design as night time falls
Views of the Living and Dining areas with the clerestory windows above and new recessed lighting shelves
Completely remodeled kitchen with clerestory windows above
Remodeled fireplace in the Nook area
A nurturing Sitting Area off the Master Bedroom with a remodeled fireplace and a large picture window looking into the gardens with clerestory windows above letting light into the Master Bedroom
Remodeled Master Bathroom looking into a private courtyard
Much of the remodel of this home involved reconfiguring all rooms and spaces for better use and circulation.
Sustainable features include new insulation, doors and windows, recycled content, zero VOC building materials along with upgraded LED lighting design and fixtures, plumbing fixtures, a new HVAC system and PV solar panels. Two 5000 gallon rain harvesting water tanks were installed for summer irrigation.
Contractor: Owner Builder
Photography: Flash Photography
View through the new dining area to the entry and bedroom hallway beyond. A front bedroom was removed to create a formal dining area which gave the entry area a more spacious feel.
The Living area was reduced to create a new Master Bedrrom but left anough area for an intimate sittinage area.
The Kitchen was remodeled with new bay window and a Nook area beyond
A Zen inspired Powder Room
The Master Bedroom that was created out of some of the former Living Room area.
His and her sinks on either side of the walk in closet. Rain Forest Marble was chosen to give a intimate "mossy grotto" feel in the bathroom, including the shower area.
An inviting entry into a home nestled into its surroundings.
Rear View of House
Overlapping textures and building planes of the house and deck help break up the mass of the house and settle it into the grounds
CONTEMPORARY COASTAL CRAFTSMAN
This 5000 SF ocean front bluff top custom residence has a roof structure is framed with glu-lams, exposed on the interior, that give added strength to the structure to withstand the fierce storms that come in off the ocean. In addition, extra insulation and storm windows were added. A rear trellis was designed to minimize glare off the ocean. Much attention was given to selection of exterior materials that would be resistive to the harsh corrosive coastal environment.
Contractor: Chris Keene Construction
Photography by Ryan Rosene
CARMEL VALLEY ADOBE RANCH
HOME RESTORATION & REMODEL
This 1100 SF home and garage was built in 1948, and this home is one of the few adobe homes left in Carmel Valley.
The exterior walls were sand blasted and whitewashed to protect them from the elements and this process allowed the adobe walls to breathe helping ensure their longevity. Lime plaster was used on the interior walls along with recycled content materials and non-VOC finishes.
Contractor: BOA Construction
Views to the living area with a new arched entryway into the bedroom areas
Another view of the Great Room looking towards the dining area and Kitchen entry
Kitchen was remodeled using vintage inspried cabinets and appliances
Guest bedroom restored with remodeled bathroom
Restored exterior of the house
CALIFORNIA SPANISH STYLE HOMES
Although we are primarily known for designing and working with modern style homes, we do have a strong love of California Spanish Style architecture. This is probably because of the strong simple passive designed building elements that inspire us to incorporate those elements in our modern home designs. Here are some California Spanish Style inspired homes we have remodeled or restored.
Casita De Playa
This was a complete remodel of a 450 SF nonconforming beach home on a site that had many challenging zoning restrictions. The owners had a very tight budget so the home was designed around many items the owners salvaged from the Habitat for Humanity ReStores such as windows, doors, fireplaces, bathroom fixtures and such. Going with a flat roof enabled the rooms to have higher ceilings and roof lines that gave the little house some presence among the 2 story apartment buildings that surrounded it.
Casa De Ladera Mar
This was a complete rebuild of 1920s Spanish Style unreinforced masonry home in Laguna Beach. Another 3000 SF was added and the additions were terraced into the hillside. Much care was taken in recreating the original style and ornamentation with molds & mock-ups and using authentic materials. The floor plan is an upside down plan that allows the upper living areas to open out on to balconies and take advantage of the panoramic ocean views and allows the lower level bedrooms rooms to open out on to garden balconies or private courtyards.
This 4500 SF Capistrano Beach home was designed for an in-fill lot and the owners collection of southwest art. The floor plan is an upside down plan so the upper living areas would have maximum views of the ocean between the adjacent houses and trees. The contemporary Spanish style design allowed for a better fenestration layout to follow the suns path and pick up on the natural breezes as well as allowing for higher ceiling lines and a roof deck within a tight height limit restriction. The front entry foyer is placed halfway between the two floors for easy access and spaciaous circulation between the floors and without a long stair case from the front private courtyard.
Sadly, one of the owners died while the project was ready to go under construction and the project was sold. Although the house was finished, some of the contemporary architectural features were eliminated or traditionalized.
CONTEMPORARY BEACH HOME I
REMODEL & ADDITION
A second story addition was added to the home. The upstairs bonus room was cantilevered over the driveway to gain more upper level square footage. The mass of the house was broken down to reduce its bulk and the two types of exterior wall material gave the house visual interest.
Contractor: Owner Builder
The house with the second story addition
The original house
CONTEMPORARY BEACH HOUSE II
REMODEL & ADDITION
In this home, the ceiling was raised in the living room and the kitchen was updated and opened up to the living area, creating a great room. The entry foyer was added that has floor to ceiling glass and a Dutch front door to allowed for cross ventilation and was more inviting to those visiting the house.
Contractor : Owner Builder
Front courtyard with Office and Entry addition
Master Bathroom tub that opens to a private side courtyard
View from the Kitchen to the Living and Dining areas.. Since the kitchen was so visible, it was treated like an oversized wet bar with a large storage pantry to keep the counters clear of clutter and the oven bank and refrigerator tucked in a corner next to the pantry.