Modern Spanish Revival

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When we bought our Spanish Revival home in the older Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento, it hadn’t been updated in nearly 70 years! We wanted to stay true to the home’s traditional Spanish bones while giving it a fun, modern refresh that could accommodate our young family of five.

We have three boys - Jack, 5; Wyatt, 3; and Adler, 11 months - so we focused on adding open space throughout our home and filling it with comfortable furniture and decor that looks great but can easily withstand the daily wear and tear of our wily crew.

We repurposed many of the home’s original materials - painting metal windows, exposing brick detailing, embellishing the arch of the exterior bell, opening up the dining room's doug fir ceiling, etc - while modernizing the place by way of adding a new eat-in kitchen, a spacious master bath with a soaking tub, using white paint throughout the home for a light, airy vibe and adding outdoor amenities including a pool, fire pit and wood-burning pizza oven to extend our usable living space and take advantage of the 300+ days of California sunshine we normally get in Sacramento.

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Modern home with Hallway and Medium Hardwood Floor. Cactus wallpaper greets guests in the entry way and compliments the sea foam-colored front door.  Photo  of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

Cactus wallpaper greets guests in the entry way and compliments the sea foam-colored front door.

Modern home with Bath Room, Wall Mount Sink, One Piece Toilet, Cement Tile Floor, Enclosed Shower, and Ceiling Lighting. Graphic cement tile livens up the quaint guest bathroom, with a repurposed sink and new hardware.  Photo 2 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

Graphic cement tile livens up the quaint guest bathroom, with a repurposed sink and new hardware.

Modern home with Bedroom, Rockers, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Recessed Lighting. The baby's room is light and airy thanks to it being converted from an old, unloved sun porch. We uncovered the original brick flute during the remodel and kept it for an interesting architectural element. Photo 3 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

The baby's room is light and airy thanks to it being converted from an old, unloved sun porch. We uncovered the original brick flute during the remodel and kept it for an interesting architectural element.

Modern home with Exterior, Tile Roof Material, House Building Type, Stucco Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. The Dobrinski's 1930s Spanish Revival in Land Park  Photo 4 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

The Dobrinski's 1930s Spanish Revival in Land Park

Modern home with Bedroom, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Bed, Shelves, and Recessed Lighting. A cozy reading nook in the master bedroom.  Photo 5 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

A cozy reading nook in the master bedroom.

Modern home with Outdoor, Retaining Fences, Wall, Back Yard, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Shrubs. A cement-tiled fountain wall serves as the backdrop for an outdoor fire pit and the family's post-work gathering spot. Photo 6 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

A cement-tiled fountain wall serves as the backdrop for an outdoor fire pit and the family's post-work gathering spot.

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Coffee Tables, Sofa, and Gas Burning Fireplace. Designers and homeowners Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia renovated this striking Sacramento residence. The original fireplace in the living room is their pup Murphy's favorite spot to keep warm. Kele's great grandmother's chairs were reupholstered in blue velvet for an added pop of color against the freshly painted white walls. Photo 7 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

Designers and homeowners Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia renovated this striking Sacramento residence. The original fireplace in the living room is their pup Murphy's favorite spot to keep warm. Kele's great grandmother's chairs were reupholstered in blue velvet for an added pop of color against the freshly painted white walls.

Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, Colorful Cabinet, Range, Pendant Lighting, Drop In Sink, Dishwasher, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Range Hood, Recessed Lighting, Marble Counter, Medium Hardwood Floor, Wood Counter, and Microwave. Graphic pattered tile is used throughout the house in small doses, to add a touch of whimsy to more classic black and white elements.  Photo 8 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

Graphic pattered tile is used throughout the house in small doses, to add a touch of whimsy to more classic black and white elements.

Modern home with Dining Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Wall Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Table, Pendant Lighting, Ceramic Tile Floor, Chair, and Bar. Doug fir ceilings were uncovered and sanded down in the dining room, to show off the wood's natural beauty.  The original brick flute was discovered during the remodel,  so we left it exposed for an additional texture.  Photo 9 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

Doug fir ceilings were uncovered and sanded down in the dining room, to show off the wood's natural beauty. The original brick flute was discovered during the remodel, so we left it exposed for an additional texture.

Modern home with Hallway and Medium Hardwood Floor. We painted the original iron staircase and added wooded beams throughout the house to balance  modern pops of color with older elements, in order to not have the house feel "too new".  Photo 10 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

We painted the original iron staircase and added wooded beams throughout the house to balance modern pops of color with older elements, in order to not have the house feel "too new".

Modern home with Bath Room, Ceramic Tile Floor, Recessed Lighting, and Wall Lighting. A custom built walnut bathroom console sits adjacent to a standalone soaking tub in the master bathroom.  Photo 11 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

A custom built walnut bathroom console sits adjacent to a standalone soaking tub in the master bathroom.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wall Lighting, Bed, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Original metal windows were painted black throughout the house, to maintain the home's original character.  Photo 12 of Modern Spanish RevivalView Photos

Original metal windows were painted black throughout the house, to maintain the home's original character.

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Architect
  • Colossus Mfg.
Interior Design
  • Colossus Mfg.
Landscape Design
  • Colossus Mfg
Photographer

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Year
  • 1935
  • Square Feet
  • 3100