Pasadena Mediteranean


SERVICES

  • Custom remodel of historic Wallace Neff home

CUSTOM FEATURES

  • Kitchen features hand-made cherry wood cabinets, ocean blue granite countertops, and Viking range
  • Several built-in cabinets throughout, including a custom coffee/tea center
  • Custom arched cherrywood doors, limestone floor
  • Hand-carved limestone fireplace
  • Main pool of blue stone and gold flake inlay, with a mosaic designed by Julie

GUESTHOUSE 1:

  • Custom entertainment center, custom theater and french country kitchen.  Wall of Versailles mirrored cabinetry and custom headboards designed by Julie in bedroom.
  • Emperador light and dark marble slabs throughout the bathrooms complimented by custom cabinetry

GUESTHOUSE 2:

  • Jacuzzi, shower, gym, his office, her office, wet sauna, dry sauna, massage room, hair salon with custom seating and terry cloth pillows, custom hand-drawn mosaic on floor and crown moldings
  • Massage room features custom fabric padded upholstered walls with canopy ceilings, chandeliers and crown molding

THE STORY BEHIND THE PROJECT

This home was designed in 1920 by Wallace Neff, a Southern California architect known for developing the architectural style, “California Style”, influenced by Spanish and Mediterranean styles.

This 15,000 square foot home consists of the main house and also two guest houses, that include a massage room, spa, hair salon, wet sauna, dry sauna, and two offices.

Maintaining the integrity of the historical home was important to the homeowners. I kept with the 1920’s time period in all parts of the home. The kitchen features several built-ins, custom cherrywood cabinets with granite countertops, and a coffee/tea center. The main living area features custom arched cherrywood doors, and limestone flooring. The den includes built-in mahogany bookshelves, cauffered ceiling, all mahogany custom bar, and a hand-carved limestone fireplace.

This home was a lot of fun to remodel. The finished home looked beautiful enough to be in a movie. In fact, it was! In 2005, it was featured in the Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda movie, Monster-in-Law.

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