Restoring a classic

Couple undergoes a grueling home remodel to bring a 1925 Mediterranean back to life

A stained wood china hutch is tucked into the corner of the kitchen, standing out against the creamy painted cabinetry used in the rest of the space.

The range hood area encompasses the entire perimeter wall of this kitchen, creating a one-of-a-kind focal point.

A rectangular soaking tub and separate his-and-her vanities topped with curved mirrors create an eye-catching master bathroom.

The wood ceiling, which the homeowner stained herself, complements the stone fireplace and establishes the formal elegance in the living room.

Thick molding, arched doorways and wrought iron staircases are common characteristics of Mediterranean architecture.

Skinny conifer trees line the walkways and patio areas of the European garden and courtyards that surround this home.

An outdoor dining area is tucked into this courtyard and surrounded by lush green shrubs and trees.

The main hall of this Mediterranean home offers access to the living room and outdoor living areas.

The colorful rug’s rich blue, red and gold tones stand out against the neutral bedding and walls in this master bedroom.

The charming front entry sets the tone for this house, offering both Mediterranean and European design details and a glimpse of the nearby living room.

This homeowner restored the original fireplace by removing paint that covered the mission-style tiles.

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