Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2013

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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BEST IN SHOW GOLD Whole House More Than $500,000 ALLEN ASSOCIATES, SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., DENNISALLENASSOCIATES.COM The remodel of a 1950s home aimed to add square footage, contemporary finishes and make the home more comfortable and energy efficient. Located at the top of a bluff with fantastic ocean views, the remodel created ocean views from indoor and outdoor spaces, opened the inside of the house to connect indoor and outdoor spaces and added usable space such as a new bedroom, bath and second-story addition. The original design had very few right angles, which the owners embraced in the remodel, so trapezoids are throughout. The hallway floors, ceiling and walls; the corners in the grand room; base of the art niches in the hallway; and entry pillars all form trapezoids. A 5kW solar photovoltaic system on the south-facing section and pool's solar water heating system in the second story achieve the clients' solar goals. The remodel merged the living room, dining area and kitchen to create a grand room. Careful engineering eliminated a center post in that space, replacing it with a laminate wood beam, which met the clients' concerns and reduced the structural budget. Other project features include an elegant entry into the home; an outdoor shower made with ipe; connecting the home to the previously detached garage; adequate outdoor living space; and several green elements, including tankless water heaters, an energy-efficient exterior shell and a cistern to collect surface water and rainwater from the roof. Jake Cryan Photography ForResidentialPros.com QR October 2013 17

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