One of the goals of this remodel was to protect the architectural integrity of the home, which was designed by Bert Harmer (Alexander Bertrand Harmer) in 1927 as one of the original 13 homes in the then-new Hope Ranch development. With the modest addition of 650 square feet to create a small office off the kitchen on the first floor and a second-story office space with an external stairway, the remodel improved the structure, updated finishes, and brought life back to this almost-century-old Spanish Colonial Revival home.
Four steel beams, covered with wood veneer, were added to support a new Spanish tile roof. New brass thresholds, inspired by ones at a classic local hotel, were installed in every doorway. The remodeled kitchen blends old (e.g., arched openings) and new (e.g., stainless-steel cabinets). Multiple small rooms were merged and the ceiling raised to create a dining area.