Best Home Remodels: Northern California “Spanish Bungalow” Is Completely Remodeled Into Dream Home

18 07 2010

Less than seven months ago, a small Spanish bungalow within strolling distance of downtown Los Gatos sat quietly aging, a nondescript dwelling suitable only for rent. Fruit-basket wallpaper decorating its humdrum kitchen was the least of its problems; rooms in the 1,400-square-foot space were cramped, while water and termite damage lurked

Sunset Magazine's annual Dream House -- a project to give homeowners lots of inspiration and ideas -- is right in downtown Los Gatos this year. In a nod to the recession, it's a remodel of a 1920s bungalow and not a full construction project. (Dai Sugano/Mercury News) ( Dai Sugano )

beneath the stucco siding. Curb appeal and outdoor privacy were hampered because the front door opened upon bustling University Avenue.

Today, the 90-year-old house on the corner of Towne Terrace is the gorgeous new kid on the block.

Made over literally from the ground up, the 2010 Sunset Dream Remodel — which opens Friday for public toursc – convenient and stylish that the publication and its building partner, San Jose’s De Mattei Construction, could imagine. But a carte blanche project this was not.

For more:  http://www.mercurynews.com/home-garden/ci_15525881?nclick_check=1

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