Torito Road Addition and Remodel, Santa Barbara CA
Status: Completed in 2010
Architect/Designer: studio-emgee architecture
Structural Engineering: Darkmoon Building Design and Engineering
General Contractor: Crabtree Construction
The original adobe house was built in 1946. Our intent was to build an addition and remodel around the existing adobe structure. We added a steel moment frame to support the second story and provide lateral resistance. because the first story addition is comprised of wood framed walls, we used adobe veneer to match the existing materials. For texture, we finished the second story we used plaster over faux adobe.