Francis Wilson Arts & Crafts Revival

Arts and Crafts Home

Download One SheetThis whole-house remodel rejuvenated a 110-year-old arts and crafts home. The original floors throughout the home undulated significantly, due to an inadequate foundation and more than a century of use and abuse. These conditions necessitated an extensive structural remodel.

A major goal of the project was to restore the Arts and Crafts design created by well-known Santa Barbara architect Francis Wilson at the turn of the twentieth century. Existing windows and French doors were restored or replaced. New, wide-plank oak floors were installed and hand-distressed, fitting the home’s age and original design. The original kitchen was modernized with all new cabinets, countertops, and appliances; new French doors add abundant natural light and connect the kitchen to the expansive patios and gardens. A new stone fireplace was added in the master bathroom, matching four refurbished fireplaces in other parts of the house. (Architect: Sorrell Design.)


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