Modern and inviting – Karen and Lee Bren’s 2,400 sq. ft. Garden Green condominium in downtown San Luis Obispo is one of five homes that will be featured May 20th on the American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour.
Our home team here at Abbott | Reed is proud of the work we did for Karen and Lee Bren and stoked for visitors to explore their remarkable space.
The warm and welcoming San Luis Obispo home is “California modern” to echo the Central Coast’s relaxing lifestyle.
Abbott | Reed built the luxurious three-story condominiums in 2013. The 6,383 sq.ft. building neighbors a 1941 fire station and the condominiums’ exterior mirrors the look and feel of that time. Historical details include: a brick fascia, corbels, concrete window surrounds and a belly band that runs around the building’s midsection.
Each of the homeowners in the building chose their own finish materials. Together Abbott | Reed and Casagrande Woodworks ensured this complex challenge was expertly met. Reclaimed oak flooring is the one material all three units have in common. Known for its distinctive tight grain, the wood was sourced from Germany.
- A sophisticated stainless inset in every wall gives the illusion of “floating” above the floor.
- Generous open shelving in the kitchen provides ample storage and makes the space appear larger.
- The dining room is traditional with intricate inlays.
- Stylish ceilings unique to every room elevate this space, including a ceiling window cupola in the living room.
- Bi-folding doors to the outdoor deck connect interior and exterior spaces.
This project is the result of teamwork. The Brens not only worked with our talented crew they also collaborated with architect Thom Brajkovich of Paragon Designs to achieve their vision.
2018 AIACCC Home Tour
You’re invited to meet the professional builders and designers for each local home throughout the American Institute of Architects California Central Coast Home Tour! The event takes place Sunday, May 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are available in advance for $30 or $50 for two tickets.
The day of, tickets will $40 and can be purchased at aiacentralcoast.org.
All proceeds will benefits architecture education programs here on the Central Coast.