After purchasing this mid-century modern home on a rare cliff side, ocean front property, these Capitola homeowners were ready to tear down the house and start over. Divided into two units, the home had a cumbersome layout and didn’t fit the homeowners’ lifestyle needs or design aesthetic.
The new owners wanted a contemporary, updated look for their family. They envisioned a newly remodeled space that would improve the workflow in the kitchen, modernize the bathrooms, add storage capacity in the laundry room, and improve lighting throughout.
After meeting with Talmadge Construction, and particularly our architect extraordinaire, Danielle Grenier, they were enlightened to learn that they could remodel the home instead. Danielle worked closely with the homeowners to creatively unify the two units into one cohesive home. Originally a 5-bedroom home with 2 living rooms and 2 kitchens, Danielle combined the spaces to create a dedicated primary en suite, a mudroom, a luxe kitchen, laundry room and 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms.
The new, modern design maximized the expansive view of the ocean, increasing the amount of natural light with full-length, floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood windows and oversized glass doors. The living room features a show-stopping limestone feature wall to highlight the new modern fireplace. Built-in custom cabinets were closely designed with the architect accommodate every client need; and White Oak flooring was laid throughout to create a natural flow and openness.
The kitchen was designed in natural, soft accent colors featuring beautiful Mont Blanc Quartzite countertops, and a Heath tile backsplash laid in a vertical pattern. The clients chose top-of-the line Miele appliances that included a custom commercial grade coffee maker, which was built into the cabinetry.
The 4 bathrooms were designed in slabs of natural stone and Quartz-like Caesarstone countertops atop beautiful custom, floating vanities; and paired with tile from Porcelanosa and Pratt & Larsen to create a cohesive, modern, welcoming design.
These Capitola homeowners were able to save their midcentury modern home from demolition, turning their property into a cohesive, natural, modern design, complete with features, finishes and amenities that suite their every lifestyle need. The open floor plan now beautifully blends their primary living space with 3 guest suites, a new laundry room and mud room.