Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mixed Use


The fa├žade will be restored to include two storefronts and artistic representation of the original marquee. 

The ticket booth will be removed and a door to the residence will go in it’s place, which will lead down the movie gallery hall through the original theater doors to the foyer theater 
(a mini version of the original theater).
The gallery hall will divide the existing lobby into two retail spaces. Which would be perfect for a gelato shop or a realtor's office. 


  

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mezzanine Terrace

Theater mezzanine with the projection booth behind.


Outdoor mezzanine terrace with downtown view balcony above.

The former projection room and mezzanine will become an open terrace with a water feature, spa, barbeque and covered dinning area. This outdoor terrace retains the surrounding walls to give privacy from the street. The existing mezzanine window glass will be replaced with Spanish Colonial grillwork. A spiral staircase to one side will lead to a rooftop balcony offering views of 
downtown.
 wunderlich-design.com


Monday, July 2, 2012

What an Opportunity!

In the spring of 2011 a client called to inform me that he found a building he wanted to turn into his home. 
Imagine my surprise when I found the building was a 1926 silent movie theater!


The ‘Granada’ theater built by the Marx Bros.is a Spanish Colonial styled building.



Upon entering the lobby there was very little of the original detail. The arched top theater doors and the mosaic marble tile floors gave me a peek into it's past grandeur. 

Through the theater doors was the stage arch surround with a plaster crest at the top. Over the years the theater had served as a concert hall, and a church, but now sits empty. From the hardwood floors to the intricately painted moldings, all the details that made going to the theater a special treat were gone. To restore the theater to it's original glory would have been cost prohibitive.



The decision was made to re-purpose and convert this once silent theater.