Located in Wilshire Park HPOZ (Historical Preservation Overlay Zone) neighborhood in which many neighborhood’s homes remain historically significant and contributing to the historical character of early 1900-1920s. Therefore the project must conform to the neighborhood’s historical character through scale, shape, style, and architectural details.
The project seeks an efficacious, intuitive architectural solution that shall maintain an elegant value while not degrading the neighborhood’s characters. Because the shape and scale is the most important item to placate the exhaustive city review, PQNK design team produced a satisfactory design that can not only preserve the Spanish Colonial Revivalism but also offer the residents an ample space throughout the building.
A number of Spanish Colonial Revivalist structures are employed in this project: low towers with a low roof that is semi-octagonal, the low sloped tile roof with short eaves, false gables, and the arcaded hallway. Also other style elements and material choices that achieve the overall intention of the project is the following: casement windows, balconet windows, balcony grilles, wooden panel entrances, wrought iron, elaborate chimney, exposed wood beams, decorative tile works, decorative ironworks, stucco walls, round arches, decorative vents, and curved parapets.