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Pelz Residence,
Santa Cruz, CA

Designed in the Craftsman Style, this home was commissioned by general contractor Warren Pelz and his Suzanne as a “spec” house – they had acquired an otherwise non-descript tract house on the Westside of Santa Cruz and came to us to convert their initial investment into an architecturally superior, marketable property.

We attained this by adding a second story over the existing house to the maximum extent possible within zoning limitations prevailing on the property – this added 840 square feet (a 50% increase), the maximum permissible. This in turn allowed us to add an additional master bedroom suite, family room, and half-bath upstairs, and reorganize the layout downstairs, correcting what had been a rather “kludgy” arrangement. Thus, the first part of the result of any successful design was achieved through our space-planning efforts.

The next key component of any successful design is of course curb appeal, and so we lavished this quality on the façades in abundance.

The third component in any successful design is craftsmanship, and Warren’s skills as a master builder are exhibited in every detail of the end result, from the workmanship of the custom entry door to the exotic woodwork of the custom cabinetry. Pelz House’s success is testimony of skillful teamwork between builder and architect to create a masterwork.

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