2010 – 2012

Location: South Park, San Diego, CA

Objective: Maintain features and finishes of original home while repairing and updating bathrooms, replacing carpet with hardwood floors, and adding a deck with Jacuzzi to the backyard of the home.

Results: We completed several remodeling projects in this 1920’s home over the course of two years. Designer David Underwood of Underwood Architecture created the design for remodeling two of the home’s existing bathrooms. The owner liked much of the original detailing but was willing to re-think use of space and updating fixtures to incorporate those she had seen in her daughter’s London home. The project including repair of the existing plumbing and incorporating adjacent space into the interior of the bathrooms. In one bathroom, we annexed an adjacent half bathroom and for the other, we reconfigured adjoining, built-in closets which increased the interior square footage of both bathrooms. We replaced a bathtub with a damless shower incorporating 12 sq. ft. of area from adjoining half bath. Materials were thoughtfully chosen to feel like originals. We matched new floor tiles to match the existing tile design exactly. Several other original features remain incorporated elegantly with new components finished in a way to match the age of the home. Other notable features include hand painted mural tiles by Lucia Fort’s Studio/Art on Tiles.

At different times, we also replaced the carpet on the lower level with oak hardwood floors, including new treads for the spiral stairs. We also added a deck and jacuzzi in 2012 replacing an aluminum window and sliding glass door with a beautiful and energy-efficient fiberglass window and french doors to provide access to the new, multilevel deck and jacuzzi. The deck and steps follow the contour of the yard providing a thoughtful and seamless transition from the home to the backyard space.