2012 ASID 2nd Place Whole Home Under 3500 sf - Tract Home Remodel

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PROJECT SUMMARY:

After being inspired by the published work of one of our designers for years, this client decided it was time to live in an environment that truly expressed his lifestyle and interests. A world traveler with a profession in the arts, the client had a deep respect for design and was meticulous about attention to visual detail. This whole home remodel started as an ordinary tract home that the client wanted to dramatically evolve without any significant structural changes. He desired a Spanish-influenced aesthetic with authentic character and a contemporary attitude, a place to entertain guests and display his affinity for art and world travel. He also wanted an easy to clean and maintain environment, a relaxing and comfortable retreat to return to from abroad and share with his beloved dog. The challenge for this project was to impressively strengthen the visual and functional appeal of the home while making minimal changes to the original footprint.

Downstairs, the entryway, living room, family room, dining room and powder room were completely transformed, along with the kitchen where a new breakfast nook was added. Upstairs, the remodel included 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Once an average tract home, this house is now rich in character and detail, an elegant personal retreat for an artistic world traveler.

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American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Whole Home Under 3500 sf

Enhanced curb appeal was achieved with an attentive facelift. The home exterior was re-stuccoed with a fresh color and the eaves were repainted. A new garage door was added, along with Spanish-style accent tiles. The original entryway and door, which were disconcertingly small for the home, were reconstructed to create a more appropriate scale and an inviting welcome to the exquisite new environment within.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Whole Home Under 3500 sf

Furniture, fabrics and materials were selected to evoke the spirit of both modern and Old World Spanish design. Natural light was added to the room with skylight strips that accent the highest reaches of the ceiling and new windows with integrated blinds.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Whole Home Under 3500 sf

A vivid stairway makes a powerful statement in the entryway, setting the tone for the artistic experience created throughout the home. Lighting to the left of the stairway was strategically placed to showcase the owner's rotating gallery of photography.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Whole Home Under 3500 sf

In the dining room, natural light was significantly amplified by replacing the original windows with sliding glass doors which now access a spacious backyard with an expansive view. For the doorway to the kitchen at right, an illusion of additional height was created by painting an arch of color.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Whole Home Under 3500 sf

An enchanting breakfast nook was added to the kitchen and designed to merge with the peninsula, making it easy for the cook and guests to interact. A clean, uncluttered look is achieved by hiding the refrigerator, pantry, trash pullouts and other appliances behind knotty alder cabinetry.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 2nd Place 2012 Whole Home Under 3500 sf

With its vibrant colors and playful design, this sink in a small powder room downstairs reflects an influence of Spanish design. Notes of gold in the pattern are accentuated by can lighting and repeated in the mosaic tiles.