Sixties Home Gets 21st Century Makeover

Exterior of remodeled home by John Lewis

A new floor plan and various design updates take advantage of this home's ocean views and natural light. Photo: Samantha Magenheim

November 01, 2018

This flip of a 1960s home resulted in a “Sold” sign after only 10 days on the market, thanks to the complete floorplan makeover and design updates that take advantage of the beautiful ocean views and natural light. It won a Gold Award for Whole-House Remodel Over $750,000 in the 2018 Professional Remodeler Design Awards. 

The ocean views accessible from the side of the house were maximized by three corner windows (in the kitchen and two master bedrooms) and three extra-large patio doors. Five oversize skylights allowed natural light to fill the spaces not overlooking the water. Hardwood floors were replaced with 10-inch-wide white oak planks throughout the house, complemented by Travertine stacked stone walls in the kitchen and accenting the fireplace. 

Custom cabinetry and walk-in closets give character to the space, and replacing dark, enclosed showers with curbless models featuring both allows more natural light in and gives the space options for aging in place. 

"This tranquil and casual space is natural, beautiful, and well done," said the judges. "[It's] very modern, [with] fresh ideas."

The remodeler is Lewis Builders Design/Build of Carmel-By-The-Sea, Calif.  

Click here for full coverage of the 2018 PR Design Awards.  

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