Beautiful Spanish-Style Home Remodels: Rich with History and Detail

We’re so proud to announce the feature of The Ledgewood Residence in the Spring 2024 edition of This Old House magazine!

Before - Kitchen After - Kitchen

Spanish Revival houses, built in the first half of the 20th century, are known for their stucco walls, archways, large windows, elaborate ironwork, heavy wood beams, and decorative tile work. However, our client’s 1926 Spanish Revival home in Hollywoodland had a kitchen with an Art Deco style that felt out of place. Seeking to restore the kitchen’s original character while enhancing functionality, they turned to HartmanBaldwin’s architect Bryce Buckley and interior designer Becca Craig.

Bryce and Becca’s mission was to balance the home’s architectural integrity with modern upgrades. They removed an alcove that confined the range, replacing it with additional cabinets and countertops. Simple white perimeter cabinetry was paired with a dark-stained oak island and a detailed built-in pantry, echoing the period’s furniture style.

They incorporated star-and-cross floor tiles, a matching backsplash, iron-look hardware, and salvaged pendant lights to emphasize the Spanish Revival aesthetic further. “The new kitchen is welcoming and authentic,” says our client. “It has revived the soul of the house.”

This thoughtful renovation by HartmanBaldwin has not only enhanced the kitchen’s functionality but also restored the harmonious spirit of the home, ensuring it remains a true reflection of its Spanish Revival roots. Read the full story by visiting This Old House.

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