See Inside This Classic Spanish Colonial House in Santa Monica

What do an 1885 Victorian in San Francisco, an 1870s Federal townhouse in Manhattan, and an 1840 Greek Revival house in Sag Harbor have in common? “My mother grew up in New Orleans and always had a love for old houses,” he says. “Despite its run-down condition, the home had this aura of achievement,” he remembers of their very first visit.
Developed by well known Los Angeles architect John Byers for the star Leo Carrillo, the house was well known to the Santa Monica Conservancys landmarks commission. What started as a call to designer Paul Brant Williger to upgrade the homes four fireplaces with sensitivity to Byerss initial style rapidly swelled into a major historic preservation task that spanned 3 years. “John and Allison wanted to see a home that was brought back to its previous splendor in a modern method and wasnt prepared to let contemporary benefits compromise the visual appeals of the house.

Developed by well known Los Angeles designer John Byers for the star Leo Carrillo, the home was well known to the Santa Monica Conservancys landmarks commission. What started as a call to designer Paul Brant Williger to update the homes four fireplaces with sensitivity to Byerss original style quickly swelled into a major historic conservation job that spanned three years. “John and Allison wanted to see a house that was restored to its previous magnificence in a modern way and wasnt willing to let contemporary benefits jeopardize the looks of the house.