Trusted Architect for Historic Home Remodels in Long Beach
Long Beach has a wealth of historic homes that are truly beautiful and deserve to be preserved. Neighborhoods like Bluff Heights, Bluff Park, Belmont Heights, Carroll Park, California Heights, and others all have homes with the architectural interest and vintage charm certain homeowners crave.
Historic homes take us back to another time—before homes were mass-produced and when quality craftsmanship, durable materials, and unique details were standard. However, there often comes a time when an historic home needs to be updated. In those cases, homeowners will need the expertise of a Long Beach architect who is experienced with historic home remodels, like Grisafe Architecture.
Key Features of a Successful Long Beach Historic Home Remodel
- Design that is true to the home’s era
- Seamless inclusion of modern amenities
- Improved functionality (more storage, better flow)
- Upgraded electrical and plumbing systems (if needed)
Why Choose Grisafe Architecture for Your Historic Home Remodel in Long Beach?
The City of Long Beach is dedicated to preserving its historic homes and has many design guidelines in place for homes in historic districts. Any historic home remodel must be approved by the City’s Cultural Heritage Committee, in addition to obtaining the standard permits for residential remodels. Designing a remodel for an historic home takes an extra level of expertise that not every Long Beach architect possesses.
Here at Grisafe Architecture, we have helped many homeowners successfully remodel their historic homes. Not only do we create designs that give modern homeowners better functionality in their older homes, but we also work hard to maintain the beauty and unique qualities that make these homes so special. We have a good understanding of what can and can’t be done in historic homes, according to the City, and we can navigate the entire design approval process on behalf of our clients. We also have an in-house code specialist to handle unique circumstances.
Grisafe Architecture owner and lead architect, Mark Grisafe, is currently a member of the Long Beach Cultural Heritage Committee, which has given him great insight into the types of remodels that the City approves and even encourages.
Here’s what one Grisafe Architecture client had to say about working with our Long Beach architecture firm on her historic home remodel:
“Mark met the challenges of working in a historic district and delivered a beautiful home. He listened to our thoughts and designed just what we wanted: a home that was both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Additionally, he was a pleasure to work with and always friendly and open to our thoughts. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an architect.”
– Lisa Lindsay