In Progress: Renovating a Craftsman Home

This 1910 Craftsman home was designated by the Santa Monica Landmark’s Commission in 2015 for its unique Swiss chalet styling.  

This 1910 Craftsman home was designated by the Santa Monica Landmark’s Commission in 2015 for its unique Swiss chalet styling.  

In March of 2016, we began an extensive renovation and expansion of a 1910 Craftsman home originally designed by famed architect, Sumner Hunt.

We have taken care to make sympathetic alterations to the house without compromising its architectural heritage. Kirk Snyder, Supervising Project Manager, and Katie Peterson, Project Manager, worked closely with the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission to be certain TBL’s restoration and addition to the property are sensitive to the structure’s designation as a historic building.

Whenever we take on a project that requires the renovation of an historic home, it is essential that we become educated in the architectural style and detailing of the existing building.  We are careful to ensure that the scale, proportion and quality of craftsmanship is also in keeping with the original home.

As of November, major progress has been made in the construction of the addition to the property.

The basement concrete walls are poured and the rear of the home is readied for the new addition.

The basement concrete walls are poured and the rear of the home is readied for the new addition.

Lead designer, Kirk Snyder surveys the progress of the restoration.

Lead designer, Kirk Snyder surveys the progress of the restoration.

The addition takes shape, adding new family areas to the first floor, a new bedroom to the second floor, and play areas plus a guest suite to the basement. 

The addition takes shape, adding new family areas to the first floor, a new bedroom to the second floor, and play areas plus a guest suite to the basement. 

The architectural rendering of the rear of the house reflect the Swiss details from the front of the home. 

The architectural rendering of the rear of the house reflect the Swiss details from the front of the home.