A Remodel combines Old World craftsmanship with current innovations

WHEN YOUR SPANISH REVIVAL HOME is designed by notable San Diego architect William Templeton Johnson and is on the San Diego Historical Registry of Homes, you proceed very carefully when remodeling.

"The family living in this Mission Hills house wanted to experience modern convenience and more space for living and entertaining, while retaining their home's design integrity and original charm," says Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling.

The master bath, part of a three-story addition, grew to almost four times its original size - from a mere 43 square feet to 169 square feet. The space now includes a generously scaled shower with a luxurious system that includes four body sprays and a rain showerhead. This spa experience says 2012, but the look is in keeping with traditional aesthetics.

"We designed the new bath to tie in with the rest of the house," says Machado-Rosas. "Original ceramic tile from the early 1900s was mimicked with 3-inch-by-6-inch and 6-inch-by-6-inch white ceramic wall tile and white hexagon mosaic floor tile."

The master bath's custom cabinetry, moldings and tub skirt also take their cue from original beginnings: the home's ceilings, stair rail, fireplaces and beams are of intricately carved woodwork.

And among the items in keeping with the essence of the early 1900s are wall sconces ("they evoke a 1920s Art Deco glamour") Kohler's Revival sinks ("their elliptical form and rolled edges create a look that embodies the era") and Kohler Antique faucets ("they have six-prong handles to bring in nostalgic charm").

Above: The master-bath makeover in a historical home was carefully planned to combine elements of Old World craftsmanship with current innovations in design. The tub serves as an anchor between the large walk-in shower and vanities, and is strategically located by a window overlooking Mission Bay.

Jackson Design and Remodeling