Monte Vista

Monte Vista Road, Montecito CA

Status: Completed in 2011

Architect/Designer: Devicente + Mills Architecture

Structural Engineering: Darkmoon Building Design and Engineering

General Contractor: C P Custom Builders

This Spanish single story raised floor house was originally built in the 1920s. We removed the existing raised floor to accommodate two tasks: First, we wanted to achieve more ceiling height, so we lowered the existing floor. Secondly so we added a radiant heat floor system on top of an insulated new concrete slab on grade.

The other improvements included retrofitting the entire structure to the current California Building Code. This improvement included adding footings underpinning the existing ones,  shearing the entire structure in plywood, adding shear walls, anchor bolts and hold downs.

80% of the interior walls were moved from their original locations, so we added several new bearing walls, roof beams, posts and footings.

 

Original Exterior

Original Exterior

Interior Space Showing Rebar for Slab

Interior Space Showing Rebar for Slab

New Exterior

New Exterior