This Renovated 1970s Home Now Has Concrete Floors That Flow Between The Interior And Exterior Spaces

Existing board-and-batten wood siding on this renovated home was replaced with new charred shou sugi ban cedar cladding.

ANACAPA Architecture has shared photos of a 1970’s-era residence and combination guesthouse/home office they updated in the hills of Montecito, California.

Existing board-and-batten wood siding on this renovated home was replaced with new charred shou sugi ban cedar cladding.

Collaborating with the client, the designers reworked the home to bring it up to date. They did this by maintaining the home’s existing footprint and structure, yet completely reimagining the interior floor plan, focusing on creating gathering spaces inside and out.

Existing board-and-batten wood siding on this renovated home was replaced with new charred shou sugi ban cedar cladding.

A fire pit between two wings of the home encourages outdoor living, while the material palette was redeveloped to highlight the natural tones and textures of the surrounding natural environment.

This modern home has concrete floors that flow from inside to outside, and together with new anodized aluminum-and-glass sliding doors, reinforce connections to the landscape.

Concrete floors flow from inside to outside, and together with new anodized aluminum-and-glass sliding doors, reinforce connections to the landscape.

This modern home has concrete floors that flow from inside to outside, and together with new anodized aluminum-and-glass sliding doors, reinforce connections to the landscape.

Existing board-and-batten wood siding was replaced with new charred shou sugi ban cedar cladding.

Existing board-and-batten wood siding on this renovated home was replaced with new charred shou sugi ban cedar cladding.

To maintain the minimalist aesthetic, a new standing-seam metal roof now caps the home, and simple desert-inspired landscaping surrounds the property.

Desert-inspired landscaping for a modern house with black exterior.
Desert-inspired landscaping for a modern house with black exterior.

Interior surfaces, including carpets, vinyl flooring, and wood cladding, were changed to concrete and smooth gypsum siding, brightening and modernizing the home. Dropped ceilings were removed, exposing the wooden ceiling structure which is now painted white to create more expansive spaces.

Interior surfaces of this renovated home, including carpets, vinyl flooring, and wood cladding, were changed to concrete and smooth gypsum siding, brightening the interior and modernizing the home.

Several small bedrooms were combined to make one primary suite, while the bathroom suite was enlarged, and interior partition walls were removed to make one huge space with a freestanding bathtub and open shower with shelves and a skylight.

A modern bathroom with freestanding bathtub.
A modern open shower with a skylight and shelving.
Photography by Erin Feinblatt | Architecture: ANACAPA Architecture – ANACAPA design team: Dan Weber (Architect), Jose Sanchez (Project Manager), Bailey Peace (Interior Designer) | Builder/General Contractor: Richard Scibird | Structural Engineer: Ashley & Vance Engineering | Interior, landscape, and lighting design: Bailey Peace Design (Kelli Bailey and Betsy Peace) | Cabinetry: Armony

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *