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Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3
Case Study 4
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Renovations: Case Study 1
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This Spanish Colonial "fixer-upper" was completely restored and updated with all the most modern of plumbing, electrical and other finishings.

It has two large bedrooms, an inspiring corner sitting room that opens onto an elegant open-air courtyard. It is also been wired with cable television, Hunter Fans, and two telephone lines. The home boasts ceilings that reach to over thirty feet high and walls over three feet thick which keeps the interior a pleasant temperature both day and night.

The entire roof has been reconstructed according to centuries old tradition and with authentic materials including ancient 100 year old tropical mahogany and oak beams, roof tile, and doors.

The original project was to remove the roof by hand. As the photos show the roof was dismantled by local artisans and pulled back all the way to the adobe walls. Any beams that showed signs of water damage were removed. They were replaced by other antique beams from other homes that of the same age.

Unfortunately if these beautiful old homes are not maintained, especially the roofs, water damage will cause the walls to fall. When this happens many families replace the walls with concrete block and therefore no longer need the beams. These ancient beams of oak and mahogany are up to 100 years old and add to the grace of the home. The canes, or cana castilla, as it is known locally, is used to support the hand made tiles. The cane will last for decades if it is cut properly and of the right size. The best cane is found far from the nearest paved road and requires one to visit several farms where farmers adhere to the traditional methods. At the same time that the roof was removed, the bathroom was expanded and a shower added. Romex wire imported from the United States. Only the best fixtures and imported tile was used. click on the picture to enlarge The courtyard was accented with a small fountain and a large open-air kitchen was built with matching tile. A roof made of classic materials protects the kitchen from the sun and the rare shower. click on the picture to enlarge

Fortunately, the seven pairs of giant mahogany interior and exterior doors and their hardware were in excellent shape. Nonetheless the have been stripped and refinished in order to remove paint and blemishes and to bring out the richness of the natural wood. click on the picture to enlarge

The home was previously rented to a retired American executive and his family, providing a steady income, before it was resold.


Renovations: Case Study 2
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Renovations: Case Study 3
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This Spanish Colonial was renovated, remodeled and extended six years ago to cover more than 7,233 square feet (more than 651 square meters).


Renovations: Case Study 4
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This is another example of a renovation, clearly designed with both care and sophistication.


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