HISTORIC DISTRICT HOUSE

Altadena, CA

The 6,000 Sq.Ft. custom home is located within a “Historic District” on the west side of the Arroyo in Pasadena. The new house replaces an old, but poor example of the “English Tudor” style. The project was subject to design review by the City of Pasadena Department of Historic and Cultural Affairs (DHCA), in order to replace the sixty-five year old structure that the DHCA deemed contributory to the character of the historic neighborhood.

Although considerably larger in area, the new structure respects the scale, massing and material palette of its predecessor. The new house provides a spacious well lit interior of free flowing living and entertaining areas. A variety of exterior shaded entertainment spaces augment the interior uses, extending the secure private environment and relating it to the peaceful natural setting.