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Home Tour: 1920s hacienda deftly mixes old and new

October 22, 2010 | 10:50 am


Schiff-Before-PoolsideOur latest house gallery: A Pacific Palisades hacienda beautifully remodeled to preserve its period charm while improving its function for modern living. (Those are before and after photos at right and above.) Check out our:


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-- David A. Keeps


Schiff-kitchen Upper photo: Architect Lewin Wertheimer, left, homeowner David Schiff, interior design Sasha Emerson, homeowner Lucinda Schiff and dog Castro gather in the new backyard, where the house facade was simplified, wooden beams installed and seating area added. Credit: Bob Chamberlain / Los Angeles Times

Middle photo: The house before the renovation.The remodel called for the bay window to be removed and the pool altered to allow for more patio space next to the house. Credit: Lewin Wertheimer

Lower photo: The new kitchen. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times