Bringing Back the Roaring 20’s Through Restoration

restoration of 1928 historic home

Interior Designer Restores Historic 1928 Estate Charm

Sourced from Pasadena Star News

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Restoration of a home to its former glory can be hard enough work, but restoring a home to be historically genuine is another beast altogether. Interior designer Jennifer Bevan Montoya purchased a 1928 San Marino estate, and found an opportunity to preserve the home’s original charm. While the house retained much of its original materials, Montoya conducted a major renovation with keeping the 1920’s style alive and well. The home was recently recognized as a “home of architectural significance,” so trying to keep as much of the original home intact proved to be challenging at times. While many remodeling projects completely change the interior of historically classic homes to appeal to modern buyers, Montoya has kept modern updates to a reasonable minimum, particularly in the bathrooms and kitchen. Her appreciation for historic design has fueled her efforts to keep the 1928 ambiance of the original home.

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