Cara Cara Hollywood - Barton Avenue Entry
All new concrete, new cement tile, new doors, windows, stucco. New everything!
Cara Cara Hollywood - Barton Avenue Facade
Street view showing entry for duplex structure at 6000-6002 Barton Avenue.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Barton Avenue Porch
Front porch showing new Marvin Ultimate push out casement windows, new exterior light fixtures and doors. Cement tile from Granada.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Corner View
Completed project showing skylights added in areas of vaulted ceilings.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Fence Detail
Wire mesh fencing installed at street perimeter and in rear yard enclosures.
Cara Cara Hollywood - El Centro Facade
Street view showing newly planted drought tolerant parkway. Landscape architecture by Segal Shuart: http://www.segalshuart.com/
Cara Cara Hollywood - El Centro Avenue
Looking south on El Centro. Olive and Crape Myrtle trees create privacy for street facing bedrooms.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Read Yard
Courtyard space showing board formed planter and fire pit area.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Planter Detail
Decomposed granite saves water in seating areas.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Kitchen Garden
Fence hung planters make good eating.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Rear Facades
921 North El Centro Avenue is a standalone two bedroom house with no shared walls and abundant privacy.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Intersection View
48" box multi trunk olives and Cara Cara oranges screen the corner property.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Parkway
Existing camphor trees are strengthened by responsible pruning and irrigation for new desert plants.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Alley View
Rear property corner showing alley garage access and stepped up perimeter fence. Stairs leads to 917 North El Centro Avenue.
Cara Cara Hollywood - El Centro Elevation
Panorama showing elevation at North El Centro Avenue.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Evening
Cara Cara Hollywood - Site Plan
Two level composite to show all five units in a single view. 917 North El Centro is a level up over ground floor garage.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Vaulted Living Dining
Main rooms in Barton Avenue have vaulted ceilings and large Velux skylights.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Extra Bedrooms
All units are two bedrooms, creating maximum flexibility for different occupancy scenarios.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Natural Light
There are almost 50 brand new, over sized casement windows and French doors in this five unit project. That's ten windows or 20 lights a unit!
Cara Cara Hollywood - Second Bedroom
Barton Avenue units have dropped ceilings to house central air conditioning and tankless hot water heaters.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Living Spaces
Rooms are compact though crisp and bright.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Kitchens
Basic cabinetry from IKEA with Caesarstone counters and fixtures by Kohler.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Vaulted Bedrooms
Master bedrooms in Barton Avenue units feature vaulted ceilings and skylights.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Hallway
Each Barton Avenue hallway features two skylights and significant volume.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Vaulted Bathrooms
Bathrooms located at the center of the house are provided with natural light via vaulted ceilings and skylights. Kohler fixtures and integral color porcelain tile.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Shutters
Custom plantation shutters allow for complete privacy despite significant exterior transparency.
Cara Cara Hollywood - Modern Living
Kitchens are compact at 90" though provide adequate space to cook or entertain in attached dining areas.
Van Alst Studios - Commercial Entry
A garage door was added for gallery type retail. Glass components of the facade open commercial spaces to pedestrian traffic.
Van Alst Studios - Facade
Originally two apartments over a store, Van Alst Studios now features two commercial units in addition to its original residential capacity.
Van Alst Studios - Second Level Deck
Outdoor area available to second level apartment. Reinforcing of the roof structure allowed for cement paving on pedestals and a vegetated green roof. New skylights.
Van Alst Studios - Rear Facade
Extra area is given to the commercial area of this project by the built out rear ground level. This additional built space also makes for an elevated backyard.
Van Alst Studios - Second Level Kitchen
Slate and oak floors compliment butcher block and soapstone counter tops.
Van Alst Studios - Second Level Dining
Working wood burning stoves bring an additional touch of the outdoors to this transitional space.
Van Alst Studios - Alcove Bedroom
A second bedroom is created here by clerestory windows lighting an interior alcove.
Van Alst Studios - Master Bedroom
A second wood burning stove delivers the country to a city apartment.
Van Alst Studios - Commercial Lobby
A second hallway was required by the Department of Buildings to provide access for rear commercial tenants. And fire sprinklers.
Van Alst Studios - Commercial Vestibule
A shared vestibule gives commercial tenants access to storage as well as two ADA compliant bathrooms. Skylights provide natural light.
Van Alst Studios - Mezzanine Level
A nearly 400 square foot opening was created at the rear commercial ground level. New stairs at the back of the property allow internal access to the lower portion of this space.
Van Alst Studios - HVAC
Exposed stainless ducts and Lightolier gimbal lights contribute to an industrial feel.
Van Alst Studios - Rear Stair
A new stair provides convenient access to the basement and activates leaseable area.
Van Alst Studios - Rear Commercial Unit
Salvaged floors from the early 20th century introduce a rich patina from the building's days as a machine shop.
Van Alst Studios - Basement Commercial Area
Natural light floods basement spaces from skylights and two levels of large windows facing an adjacent garden.
Van Alst Studios - Railing Detail
Galvanized steel mesh provides a code compliant solution within the creative office palette.
Van Alst Studios - Front Commercial Unit
A gallery feel is accentuated by lighting, duct work and exposed century old brick.
Van Alst Studios - Tenant Improvements
The current tenant for both commercial spaces is the Oracle Club, a co-working space for artists and writers.
Van Alst Studios - Flexible Space
A large overhead door at the front building facade allows for convertible retail space and a connection to the landmark fire station across the avenue.
Van Alst Studios - Fireplaces
Further tenant improvements can include restoration of the twin front fireplaces active in apartments above.
Van Alst Studios - Decoration
The Oracle Club and its proprietors have been recognized in the New York Times, Bomb, Vogue, New York Magazine, Lonny and more. Further information available at www.theoracleclub.com.
Van Alst Studios - Third Level Apartment
Vaulted ceiling expose roof joists and track lighting.
Van Alst Studios - Third Level Kitchen
Custom cabinetry and renovation design by Erik Tietz at Tietz-Baccon: http://www.tietz-baccon.com/
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