11 Oct '11, 9pm

Travel News: Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa | Renovating a Historic Landmark Hotel #travel #news

Travel News: Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa | Renovating a Historic Landmark Hotel #travel #news

The task, to those of us who are not architects or interior designers , seems so daunting: to renovate a National Historic Register landmark hotel built in Sausalito on a hillside in 1886; the goal being to maintain its Victorian, yet seafaring essence, while carrying that essence into the 21st century. But that is what Kim Deetjen, ASID, Lead Designer, and her design partner, Matt Bushey, AIA, LEED AP, both of TruexCullins Architecture/Interior Design Firm, did in the redesign, renovation and restoration of the Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, in Sausalito, California. "We had to understand the original vision first, and add to it. And to do that we had to understand the hotel’s history, from 1886 to today," said Kim. "This was a fascinating task, as Casa Madrona was built originally as a Victorian mansion. The architectural vision then was to build a grand home, where the origi...

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/travel/spa/feature-1655536.php

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