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Project Background

Projects > Rhine / Gomez Residence

Location: Pasadena, CA
Construction: Remodel Traditional Home
Progress: Design Development
Year: Design - August 2006
Synopsis: The Rhine / Gomez Residence is a remodel of an existing 1922 Spanish-style duplex. The clients wish to add a second story with an additional two bedrooms and one bathroom to one unit. The design also will "green" the home - adding natural materials, energy efficient insulation, photovoltaics - but keeping with the historic context of the house. The home is located on a historic landmark street and must pass a through an historic design review for approval.
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