Historical Spanish Home

Historical Spanish Home

Functional new plan for kitchen

This historic Spanish home sits atop a hill in Point Loma with ties to the late 1800’s undergoes a major transformation.   The historic Spanish kitchen, jammed into a long rectangular room was cavernous without any quality natural light.  Cooking was a lonely experience.   The breakfast nook is separated from the kitchen.  This captured all the natural light from the front facing windows.  The laundry room situated directly behind the kitchen was only accessible by walking through the family room and down the back hallway.   This was not efficient for a multi-tasking mom.  Adjacency and function analysis required a complete first floor redesign, resulting in a beautiful plan that even appealed to the family golden lab.

Old historical kitchen gets a new life

The family room and kitchen now provides an inclusive environment.  Space planning brought a larger laundry room, designated organization station for mom, extended breakfast nook and island bar seating.  The first floor guest bathroom needed some help by removing the tub only condition.

Traditional Spanish finishes mixed with and contemporary appliances

In this historic Spanish home we used Soapstone countertops, vintage glazed custom cabinetry, farmhouse sink and robust appliances made for one spectacular blend of old and new for this Spanish inspired kitchen.  Using faux wood beams was necessary to avoid adding weight to the ceiling. Dark walnut wood flooring planks frame natural travertine stone tiles for a traditional kitchen floor.   Lighted under and interior cabinets helps this linear kitchen to provide contemporary lighting solutions.

Guest bathroom finished with Spanish influences

The guest bathroom only offered a tub only, typical of historic homes.  Installing a standing shower with custom tile design and glass enclosure made for visits from the grandparents more frequent.  A custom designed vanity with marble top and decorative slab backsplash continues the creative spin on traditional Spanish design.


  • Date : 2013
  • Location : Point Loma, California
  • Contractor : Dave Branson Construction