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WAVERLEY OAKS (HACIENDA DE LEMOS)

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PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Private Client
LOCATION: Waverley Oaks, Palo Alto, California
SIZE: 9,800 Square Feet
COST: Withheld

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Waverley Oaks was built in the 1930s in the Spanish Revival style by local artist and architect Pedro de Lemos as his family home. This once grand 10,000-square-foot residence was falling into a state of disrepair. Water and termites had wreaked havoc on the wood-frame structure. The heavy tile roofs were no longer attached to the roof surface, as their attachments had long since corroded away. Plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems were antiquated, and the structure needed to be seismically strengthened.

CAW completely renovated the entire complex in multiple phases over a period of 10 years. CAW's work on this project received many local and statewide awards for preservation excellence. The annual Gamble Garden Tour featured the house after the renovation was complete and thousands of visitors toured the house and gardens. CAW renovation work led to its next commission, another Pedro de Lemos building called the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • The architects performed an extensive survey to document existing structural conditions and to understand the project's original building phases—phases the architects themselves would follow as they set out to renovate the building.
  • After careful historical research, CAW developed a renovation plan that received unanimous approval from the city's Historic Resources Board, and met the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
  • Working closely with a team of consultants, the architects developed ways to seismically strengthen the building and to insert new mechanical and electrical systems throughout the house without destroying the key historic features.
  • The phasing plan that was developed allowed the family to remain in the house during construction.
  • CAW worked directly with crafts people to restore the artistic elements of the residence, including tile mosaics, special plaster and stucco finishes, hand-forged light fixtures, and decorative wrought iron.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

STRUCTURAL: David Hammond Structural Engineer, Adamo & Associates www.nvo.com/adamoandassoc
LIGHTING: Juarez Design, www.juarezdesign.com
CONTRACTOR: Pie Mar Construction

WAVERLEY OAKS (HACIENDA DE LEMOS)

INFO

PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Private Client
LOCATION: Waverley Oaks, Palo Alto, California
SIZE: 9,800 Square Feet
COST: Withheld

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Waverley Oaks was built in the 1930s in the Spanish Revival style by local artist and architect Pedro de Lemos as his family home. This once grand 10,000-square-foot residence was falling into a state of disrepair. Water and termites had wreaked havoc on the wood-frame structure. The heavy tile roofs were no longer attached to the roof surface, as their attachments had long since corroded away. Plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems were antiquated, and the structure needed to be seismically strengthened.

CAW completely renovated the entire complex in multiple phases over a period of 10 years. CAW's work on this project received many local and statewide awards for preservation excellence. The annual Gamble Garden Tour featured the house after the renovation was complete and thousands of visitors toured the house and gardens. CAW renovation work led to its next commission, another Pedro de Lemos building called the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • The architects performed an extensive survey to document existing structural conditions and to understand the project's original building phases—phases the architects themselves would follow as they set out to renovate the building.
  • After careful historical research, CAW developed a renovation plan that received unanimous approval from the city's Historic Resources Board, and met the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
  • Working closely with a team of consultants, the architects developed ways to seismically strengthen the building and to insert new mechanical and electrical systems throughout the house without destroying the key historic features.
  • The phasing plan that was developed allowed the family to remain in the house during construction.
  • CAW worked directly with crafts people to restore the artistic elements of the residence, including tile mosaics, special plaster and stucco finishes, hand-forged light fixtures, and decorative wrought iron.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

STRUCTURAL: David Hammond Structural Engineer, Adamo & Associates www.nvo.com/adamoandassoc
LIGHTING: Juarez Design, www.juarezdesign.com
CONTRACTOR: Pie Mar Construction

> WAVERLEY OAKS (HACIENDA DE LEMOS)



  • PROJECT INFORMATION

    CLIENT: Private Client
    LOCATION: Waverley Oaks, Palo Alto, California
    SIZE: 9,800 Square Feet
    COST: Withheld

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Waverley Oaks was built in the 1930s in the Spanish Revival style by local artist and architect Pedro de Lemos as his family home. This once grand 10,000-square-foot residence was falling into a state of disrepair. Water and termites had wreaked havoc on the wood-frame structure. The heavy tile roofs were no longer attached to the roof surface, as their attachments had long since corroded away. Plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems were antiquated, and the structure needed to be seismically strengthened.

    CAW completely renovated the entire complex in multiple phases over a period of 10 years. CAW's work on this project received many local and statewide awards for preservation excellence. The annual Gamble Garden Tour featured the house after the renovation was complete and thousands of visitors toured the house and gardens. CAW renovation work led to its next commission, another Pedro de Lemos building called the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park.

    HOW CAW DID THIS

    • The architects performed an extensive survey to document existing structural conditions and to understand the project's original building phases—phases the architects themselves would follow as they set out to renovate the building.
    • After careful historical research, CAW developed a renovation plan that received unanimous approval from the city's Historic Resources Board, and met the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
    • Working closely with a team of consultants, the architects developed ways to seismically strengthen the building and to insert new mechanical and electrical systems throughout the house without destroying the key historic features.
    • The phasing plan that was developed allowed the family to remain in the house during construction.
    • CAW worked directly with crafts people to restore the artistic elements of the residence, including tile mosaics, special plaster and stucco finishes, hand-forged light fixtures, and decorative wrought iron.

    KEY PARTICIPANTS

    STRUCTURAL: David Hammond Structural Engineer, Adamo & Associates www.nvo.com/adamoandassoc
    LIGHTING: Juarez Design, www.juarezdesign.com
    CONTRACTOR: Pie Mar Construction