This 1940’s home was dying to be renovated. It had many misguided improvements and code violations. There were bathrooms within bathrooms, black mold in the kitchen, the basement kept flooding. The clients wanted a bright and open space that brought back the Spanish influences of the Upper Riviera. They also wanted the option to have a master bedroom on the upper level as well as on the lower level. The space was dark and did not utilize the height of the building, so we created cathedral ceilings in the living room to make the space more open and bright. We also knocked down a wall between the living room and outdated office to create an expansive living room with a fireplace between the two rooms, making this grand room warm and inviting. Mirador window seats were placed in the main master bedroom and secondary master bedroom, adding curb appeal and architectural elements. We were able to bring this home back to its formal glory.