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Remodeled Residence 6,001 to 10,000 square feet

Spanish Modern Revival

The new owners of this residence loved a modern look but still wanted to preserve some of their home’s original Spanish-style details. Ideally set on a private lot with a lake view, the house also needed to be optimized for entertaining and enjoying the surrounding vistas. The unique project required challenging decisions about what to keep and remove throughout the process. There were also varied ceiling heights—some low, some extremely high—as well as aspects like stonework, windows and an indoor pool that all had to be considered.

Hindered by a low-hanging ceiling, the old kitchen was disconnected from the rest of the house. To fix this, the design team raised the ceiling and created a new hearth room off the kitchen for the homeowners to enjoy at their leisure. They replaced the indoor pool with an area that became known as “The Party Barn”—a casual, loungelike space with different sections, including a bar, pool table and game area.

Looking to incorporate some of the home’s original character, the design team honed in on the amazing, old-looking stone on the exterior and on the main living room fireplace. They knew they wanted to keep the exterior stone, so they freshened up the grout while preserving its natural Tuscan look. In contrast, the interior stone looked overly dated; therefore, the team removed it from the fireplace in favor of wall molding and a custom stone mantle. Finally, they added windows in the great room—while refurbishing original windows throughout—to create more symmetry and bring more natural light into the newly revived home.


Cecil & Ray Homes

Interior Designer

Kristen Ridler Interior Design


Nate Sheets


Accessories: Global Views  Appliances: Factory Direct Appliances  Cabinets: Shamrock Cabinet  Countertops and Flooring: Kenny’s Tile 
Fireplace Surround: ADI Cast Limestone   Furnishings: Kristen Ridler Interior Design  Hardware: Locks and Pulls  Lighting Fixtures: Wilson Lighting 
Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery   Window Coverings: Blinds for Less

Floor plans, Drawings, Elevations:

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