Although the existing two-story, eight-year-old home was located in a premier neighborhood on the most sought-after lot in the development, it was built to production home standards. The owners wanted to transform the home into the Spanish Hacienda featured in the movie, "It's Complicated."
The 'busy' feeling of the home was alleviated by opening up the floor plan, removing soffits, and reducing the excessive amount of built-ins. A coffered ceiling was added in the kitchen area, and exposed wood beams were added to the dining room. Harsh angles and vaulted ceilings were softened throughout. The upstairs was expanded by closing in a loft section to the first floor below. The guest bedrooms were reoriented and a new, larger, guest bath was added.
The master bathroom was remodeled with a larger vanity area and an expanded two-person shower. Many of the existing counter and cabinet materials were repurposed and the existing bright cherry hardwood floors were bleached and stained a walnut brown.