Toluca Lake - Los Angeles


General remodel and restoration of a cottage from the 20s that Bing Crosby bought for his mother. 

The scope of work was to do the art direction of the exteriors and interiors, provide historical architectural detail designs, select the finishes and fixtures, design cabinets and elements of decoration.

The Tudor style of the house was enhanced and preserved, being careful to improve its historical elements and materials giving a better general perception.

The interiors are eclectical, making the cabinetry in a transitional style.  Kitchen was opened to the house making it good for enternaining and gatherings.

Some ceilings of the main rooms have being opened into cathedral ceilings, (all of them where flat), restoring to the project the special beauty of the Tudor style.

The remodel has being approached with a criteria of a clean look and minor impact to the general exterior look of the house. Exterior stone cladding aditions, probably done in the 70s, were removed, and restored the original stucco. Also the brick details of the facade was cleaned from the paint that was covering it, but leaving a patina of its age.