J. MORRIS, BUILDER
The Churchill residence was a fairly straight forward remodel to a small “ranch” style house. It had space use issues which were reduced by building a new entry and reconfiguring the kitchen.
After viewing the Frank’s home, the Churchill's asked me to design their interior in a similar style. Using a similar approach, we used clear finish wood cabinets, doors, trim, and floors. We created cross-vault ceilings in the living room and kitchen, installed a light well in the kitchen ceiling and incorporated stained glass lighting with their own stained glass entry panel creating a unique and luxurious home.
Over several years, the Sagens and I have remodeled their property with both interior and exterior projects that take advantage of the natural light and views of the creek and the Polo grounds We began their ongoing development with a bathroom remodel, replacing a 1/2 bath and pantry off of the kitchen with a full bathroom and shower.
We have added picture and garden windows, a brick driveway and walkway, outdoor grilling area, a wire rose arbor, a garden room on their second floor patio, staircases and several decks including a private “couples” deck that is placed halfway down the cliff. This has resulted in a very personal and artistic home that reflects the aesthetic and lifestyle of the owners.
This project was the reconstruction and addition of an historic 1870’s “Victorian” home and it’s conversion to a Montessori school for children, 5 years and younger. The owners had a limited budget and asked me to design the interior in a way that respected the design of the building while spending as little money as possible.
After rebuilding the sub-floor structure and adding a office, playroom and back porch, we used “Sun-Tunnels” to bring light into the interior, added child sized toilets and sinks in the bathroom, installed painted baseboards and trim and inexpensive clear fir cabinetry. We used playful, springtime colors for the interior and exterior and created copper handrails. This project was ADA compliant and was given an award by the City of Santa Cruz for historic renovation.