Richard Legoretta

March 2005 through May 2006

4,600 square feet, two stories


This guest house, office, recreation room and gym comprise an addition to an existing fifteen thousand square foot Legorreta house built in 2000. The structural system follows the architect’s standard of cast-in- place concrete with structural steel and wood infill. The exterior is a heavily textured hand-troweled plaster with custom mahogany doors and Fleetwood window systems. The interior is also textured plaster, although finer. Distressed walnut floors were bleached and stained to compliment the mahogany doors and cabinets.

First floor contains gym and recreation room with bar, pool table, Swedish cedar sauna and extensive home entertainment system: office and guest quarters make up the second floor.
As a means of alleviating below-grade water infiltration we used a 5000 psi concrete which you can see is actually smoking as it cures.
Almost four months into the project we are half completed with the rough carpentry. Like the Redelco House this is a hybrid structure of concrete retaining walls, structural steel and wood framing.
Entrance from motor court: hand crafted mahogany door with bronze hardware, open grout limestone slab walks.
Exterior of livingroom: hand troweled plaster over steel frame with painted aluminum tellis, roller shade and gas heaters.
Recreation room featuring hand troweled interior plaster, distressed walnut floors, built in flat screen and banquette.