Casa Alegre

Beverly Hills

Interior Design
Frank K. Pennino
James Reeves

A total remodel of a vintage 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival house that had been badly altered over time. We had this old house that we were completely restoring and the idea was to make it seamless—update it yet retain the charm. Exterior ornament was kept to a minimum to emphasize the main entry and overall architecture. Walls were thickened to give the archways more depth. A second floor was added for an expanded master suite and additional bedrooms, and a basement became a playroom. The elegant interiors evoke the 1920s, with coffered and beamed ceilings, colorful tilework and hand-painted frescoes.