A local SoCal family recently purchased a multiple horse-corral ranch property and sought to add on to the home in two phases. Their dream was to convert the former 25-horse ranch, into a 6,000 horsepower, 12-space, sports car collection, including an attached, 2nd Dwelling & Office.
The 1-story, 2,200sf existing home & 2-car, 530sf garage, now has an additional 2-car garage, 2-car covered parking, 8-car showcar garage, breezeways, office, and 2nd dwelling. 930sf Of living space, and 4,500sf of parking & breezeways have been added in a barn style, complimentary of the ranch neighborhood.
Abundant glazing fills the spaces with natural light & ventilation through clerestory windows, bi-fold window walls, French doors, and combination windows. Natural, glulam structural wood beams accent each space. The contemporary bathroom features sloped-floor shower/tub enclosure, and wall to ceiling cement plaster finishes. The Kitchen & Living Room are fitted with custom Shaker cabinets and rich, stone counters & splashes.
Allen Construction did marvelously attentive work throughout, and Chad Jones Photography did an amazing job of artfully capturing the details, without being overwhelmed by the brightness of the interiors contrasting with the dark cabinetry. The owners were meticulously involved in every design decision, feature placement, material choice, and fixture selection.
The entire project is a huge success! Features include: polished concrete floors, Hardi fibercement siding, trim & exterior soffits, Kolbe Vistaluxe windows & doors, custom Real Carriage barn doors, Icycnene Classic spray foam insulation, Fujitsu multi-zone heat pump HVAC, Certainteed Landmark roofing, Rinnai tankless water heating, and residential fire sprinklers. New, underground electrical service was installed at the 2nd Dwelling, and the existing house electrical panel was converted into a sub-panel. Phase-2 will include a wholehouse remodel & addition to the existing home, and a lap pool/spa.