This 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival residence was rehabilitated and an addition added to create livable family areas, master bedroom suite, better indoor-outdoor living and an artist’s studio. To reinforce the Spanish Colonial design style, deep archways, Malibu tile, wrought iron and stain glass details are incorporated. The additions were placed on the back of the home to maintain the home's historic character curb appeal.
Greek revival architecture began in America as a snub to Britain and to pay homage to the spirit of democracy. This style was first seen in Philadelphia, however in later years it became a popular on Southern plantations. Tall columns and pediments, painted plaster exterior, horizontal transoms, symmetrical shape, bold moldings and embellishments are all key to the style.
The remodel satisfied the homeowners’ desire for more space; among the rooms that were remodeled were a ground-floor kitchen and a second-floor bathroom. Every detail of the remodel was designed to meet the strict requirements of the Mills Act for remodeling historical homes.
The front courtyard creates a grand, welcoming entrance to this 7,400-square-foot 1935 Colonial Revival residence. Originally designed by local architect Ralph Frank, the home is situated on a large sloping lot in Point Loma with panoramic views of the downtown San Diego skyline and the San Diego bay.
BEFORE: Spanish Revival-Style Home Under Construction
This Spanish revival-style home is listed on the San Diego Historical Registry. The homeowners wanted to experience the conveniences of modern life while retaining the integrity of their home and its original charm.
This Spanish Revival redesign has great curb appeal with its winding brick walkway and bright lipstick-red front door. Prior to the remodel, most of the exterior was covered by bushes, which were replaced with a healthier slow-growing variety of flowering plants and lawn.
Spanish Colonial Revival Home With Front Courtyard
An elegant brick pathway leads through lush grass to a beautiful courtyard at the entrance of this Colonial Revival home. The house combines a traditional stucco exterior and terracotta roof tiles and is surrounded by Mediterranean-inspired landscaping.
A brick pathway framed by hedges on one side and a stacked stone wall on the other lead to a luxurious Mediterranean home. Climbing flowers fill out the columns and beam over the walls, creating a liveliness to the entire space.
Spacious, Elegant Kitchen in Spanish Revival-Style Home
The owners wanted each element of the renovated kitchen to reflect the home’s original Spanish revival character. At the same time, they wanted to add their own original touches and a greater degree of functionality to the space. After the remodel, the kitchen almost doubled in size.
Green shrubs and trees add an element of privacy to this Mediterranean style home. A retaining wall keeps the landscape clean and beautiful, and the driveway offers plenty of space for parking thanks to the wide area and two-bay garage.
Welcoming Front Courtyard to Spanish Colonial Revival Home
The Point Loma, Calif., home was built in 1935 and needed a renovation to bring it to the modern world. During the remodeling, it was important to preserve the historic front facade of the home. An inviting front courtyard features beautiful landscaping, a brick patio and lap pool covered by pergola.
Stunning Bay View of Spanish Colonial Revival Home
In Point Loma, Calif., this 7,400-square-foot home was built in 1935 by local architect Ralph Frank. Situated on a large sloping lot, the residence features panoramic views of the downtown San Diego skyline and the San Diego bay.
A wide stone arch leads to the manicured courtyard of this Spanish-style home in Austin. Terra cotta roofing, lanterns and weathered woods work hand-in-hand to evoke the feel of a timeless Mediterranean estate.