The project is an adaptive reuse of a late 50’s Spanish ranch within the early Paradise Valley subdivision, Casa Blanca Estates. The homeowners desired a “Santa Barbara Style” which would work with the original Spanish eclectic character as much as possible.
Rather than the large volumes created by high ceilings, the clients wanted the design to embrace the charm and human scale of the early 1900’s Spanish homes. They also desired to create a front yard conducive to mingling with neighbors who strolled the lush Casa Blanca neighborhood, one uniue for Paradise Valley.
An earlier project had pushed out several exterior walls and added parapets which concealed most of the clay tile roof. The current project re-establishes the pitched tile roof as a dominant architectural feature, and employs soft arches and corbel ends to help re-define spaces previously characterized by rambling spaces.