Project Description

Doilney Residence
1982 | Coronado, CA

Designer Showcase Kitchen Remodel
Spreckles Ocean Blvd. Beach House Mansion
Voted Best Room in Show
by Designers & Visitors

Major Kitchen Remodeling details

  • Enlarged Kitchen by removing 3 interior concrete walls
  • Cut in new large garden type window opening into 9″ thick steel reinforced concrete wall
  • Made new custom window to match style and design of existing window on adjoining wall
  • Created boxed beams as decorative element that also housed recessed and hanging lights
  • These box beams also provided the pathway to run new electrical wiring throughout the room
  • The added space gave the room a much different feel
    • It created room for a breakfast area overlooking the back courtyard
    • The window brought in much needed natural light that turned a dungeon into a bright and cheerful space
    • The new window was designed to look so similar to an existing adjoining window that it looks much more like an original part of the home than the original windows that it replaced

Kitchen Remodel Materials

  • Cabinets Supplied by Danilo Nesovic
  • Cabinet Finish: Natural cherry wood with conversion varnish finish
  • Corian countertops and ceramic tile backsplash
  • Three ovens
  • Two cooktops with a total of 8 burners
  • Ceramic tile floors

Project Credits

Structural Remodeling & Design: Danilo Nesovic

Kitchen Design: Danilo Nesovic

Kitchen Remodeling: Danilo Nesovic

Interior Decorating: Carmel Repp, ASID

Contractor: Danilo Nesovic

Project Overview

Voted Best Room in the 1982 Designer Showcase Home and later featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Designer West, and San Diego Home and Garden magazines. The Major Kitchen Remodel of this historic mansion on Ocean Blvd. in Coronado provided many structural and design challenges. The entire home was commissioned to be built after Spreckles lived through the 1906 San Francisco Earth Quake and Fires. This house was designed to withstand both earthquake and fire by being built entirely of steel reinforced concrete. All floors, ceilings, and walls are solid reinforced concrete. Structural alterations in this Kitchen Remodel were thoughtfully calculated into the new Kitchen Design. Normally simple tasks like adding and moving outlets, switches, and lighting became major challenges in design and application.