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Timeless Chic: Sensible Renovation of Historic Spanish Revival Home in Santa Monica

There are many different routes one can take when it comes to home renovation. Many in recent times prefer he idea of just adding a rear extension to the existing home while keeping much of the original home as unaltered on the outside as possible. On other occasions a home simply demands an extensive makeover that completely alters its interiors and gives it a whole new, modern vibe. But this gorgeous home in Santa Monica finds the perfect balance between the old and the new as the creative folk from Studio Allen Architects brought restrained modernity to a timeless Spanish Revival style home. The fusion veers more towards the classic than modern and feels just picture-perfect!

Front facade of the Spanish Revival home in Santa Monica that was sensibly renovated by Studio Allen

Many of the original features of the home that give it the Spanish Revival style have been improved while modern ergonomics and shelving has been woven into the mix. Beautiful patterned tiles in the kitchen and around the fireplace bring color to the neutral interior while dark ceiling beams make an impact in almost every room of the house. Classic lighting fixtures elevate the unique style of the home further and a flood of natural light ensures that there are absolutely n dull corners anywhere.

Colorful use of tiles and pattern for the classic staircase inside the Spanish Revival home
Decorating the hallway beautifully with Mediterranean style windows and gallery wall
Mediterranean style living room of the Spanish Revival home in Santa Monica that has sensibly renovated
Living room of the home with open shelves, closed cabinets and exposed wooden beams
Dark ceiling beams, custom built-in bench with storage and large windows give this dining space a modern Mediterranean vibe

The renovation has been carried out to carefully preserve the original flavor of the house and the floor plan was altered to meet the demands of a more modern lifestyle. Balanced, charming and filled with brilliant yet curated pops of color, this is a renovation that is one-of-a-kind. [Photography: Joe Schmelzer]

Pattern-filled tiled backsplash and a gorgeous blue island bring color into this kitchen with modern and Spanish influences
Closer look at the colorful tiled backsplash of the renovated kitchen
Master bathroom with modern touches of the Spanish Revival home in Santa Monica
Lovely private deck of the house with fabulous sitting space that combines casual with comfortable

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