Palo Alto, California
The rehabilitation of this historic bungalow included removal of an ad-hoc rear addition, new foundations and full basement, the insertion of a second story by the addition of a rear dormer, new building systems, restoration of finishes in the living and dining rooms, and all new finishes in the remaining portions of the existing house. The City of Palo Alto required a historical review of the project and granted a zoning variance on the recommendation of the preservation planner. As architect, our firm coordinated the consultants, surveyed existing conditions, prepared as-built drawings, prepared schematic through construction administration drawings and specifications for the renovation, and oversaw the construction. The project was completed in 2009.