This Ortega Forest project was located in a prime real-estate location on the water. However, the house was cramped and poorly-organized, with out-of-date amenities and a very closed-in feel. The flow from room to room was poor, the exterior siding was less than desired, and several key rooms -- such as bathrooms, the kitchen, and living room -- were too small and cramped.
Almost the entire house fell under the scope of the renovation, and new space was added on. The original living room became the new kitchen, and a new living room was created; a new pool house was built separate from the existing house; new space for the master bedroom was added on, and the master bathroom claimed space from the original master bedroom. The windows were replaced, and the exterior siding and front entryway was redone. New stone floors were installed downstairs, and the upstairs was re-carpete, New windows added light and opened up the spaces within the house. The flow between rooms in the house was increased significantly, and the modern amenities and new floor covering gave the house an elegant feel without reducing efficiency.