For a client we had previously designed 3 projects for, in
refurbishing, repairing, and seamlessly expanding upon this hidden
Tudor Estate in Pasadena, we took all of our design cues from the best
of what was already there. Hipped slate roofs, shed dormers, black
steel windows, smooth stucco, pointed arches, and meticulous finish
carpentry are used throughout the new additions, as it originally was
in the 1920's. In many cases, salvageable elements like windows,
doors, hardware, and other architectural details were saved from areas
demolished and then re-used in the new portions of the residence.
Along with the additional bedrooms and other new living spaces
created, the existing kitchen and bathrooms were all reimagined and
modernized with the latest and historically appropriate appliances and
materials. The new exterior dining patio, surrounded by pointed
stucco arches, offers a serene afternoon gathering spot looking out
over the sun setting over Pasadena's arroyo.