This moderately sized family home mixes traditional Spanish and contemporary design. Contemporary elements such as a rain screen wall system, a canted wall, and a cantilevered bed alcove are used in conjunction with elements of an existing 1935 Spanish style home. The major remodel and addition to a small Santa Monica house has received a Platinum LEED for home rating. The elements that provided character to this small flat roofed Spanish style house have been retained and new more modern elements have been added. The, typical for a traditional Spanish home, bullnose detailing has been recreated with a subtly modern twist at the window sills. The flush wall base, which existed pre-remodel has been updated with a simple reveal. The hard trowel exterior plaster has been reapplied with improved waterproofing and the color of new rain screen wall mirrors the clay roof tiles. The home has been given a new life and, rather than forgetting history, the new and the old elements create a layered whole.
Location: Santa Monica, CA, US