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Alta Canyada Residence
(# 49)
Images Description Credits
Completion 4 / 2006
Specific Use of Building Single-Family Residential
Project Location La Canada Flintridge
1.CONTEXT:Southern California foothills

2.PROGRAM/SCOPE: Add office with private entry and bathroom facilities;upgrade Master Bedroom adding 2nd Master Bath and dressing area; rework entry and add Powder Room; add Library;  add Study & Family Room (both with new fireplaces); upgrade and enlarge Kitchen; add Pool, Spa & Fountain; re-landscape Yard, upgrade all Bathrooms, add third Garage bay.  House as completed has 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, Study, Library, Family Room, Living Room & Formal Dining Room.  Scope included addition to and renovation of Spanish Colonial Revival home of noted Period Revival architect Arthur Kelly.  Project doubled the size of the original 3-bedroom, 3 bath 2,300 sf 1925 home and included Landscape & Interiors. 


4.SPECIAL CHALLENGES/UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS:Keep street presence as close as possible to being viewed single-story residence.  Basement excavated under house for Family Room & Garages.  Office/Loft added as 2nd story.

    a.Design Intention - Restore house to original condition where possible, renovate as-needed.  Additions to maintain or enhance original level of detail in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style.
    b.Principal Features - New Spanish Colonial Revival Style detailing with beamed or vaulted ceilings throughout.  Extensive use of new Tunisian Tile. New stenciling to match existing. Spanish Colonial Revival gardens with fountains.


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