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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence

2019 Regional Award
Kitchen Remodel
over $150,000

2018 Decade
of Excellence

2017 National Award
Residential Historic Renovation

2016 National Award
Commercial Remodel
Team Award

2015 Whole House Remodel
over $1 Million

2014 National Winner
Whole House Remodel
Over $1 Million

2014 Green
Remodeling Project

2014 Whole House Remodel

2013 National Winner
Whole House $250K-$500K

2013 Whole House
$500K-$1 Million

2013 Whole House
over $1 Million

2012 Best Residential
Exterior over $100,000

2012 Best
Outdoor Living

2012 Best
Whole House Remodel
$250,000 - $500,000

2011 Whole House Remodel
$250,000 - $500,000

2009 Whole House
Remodel $500K - $1 Million

2007 Whole House
Remodel over $500K

2007 Whole House
Remodel $200 - $500K

2006 Best Whole House
Remodel Over $500K

2005 Best
Commercial Remodel

2002 Best
Commercial Remodel

2000 Best Residential
Historic Renovation

2000 Best Whole House
 Remodel $200K-$500K

Allen Construction
Remodelers of Santa Barbara, CA

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Industry Associations: Santa Barbara Contractors Association, Ventura County Contractors Association, Green Building Alliance, The Sustainability Project
Professional Designation: LEED AP

Bryan Henson
Allen Construction
201 N. Milpas Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 805-884-8777
Fax: 805-884-0029


7 Residential Historic Renovation

This Project Is A Model of Sustainability:

The owners’ vision for the eight-acre estate—a new historic landmark—is to turn the grounds into a model for water conservation, natural resource management, and small organic farming methods. The goal is to apply principles of permaculture along with 21st century design and technology to develop systems that produce more resources
than the property uses.

• 100 kW photovoltaic system provides more power than will be
used on site.
• Three-phase electrical power uses less conductor material to
transmit electrical power.
• High-efficiency heat pump heats and cools the home with a
multi-zoned, forced air system.
• Icynene insulation was added to the attic and blown-in
cellulose green fiber insulation was added to 2x4, 2x8, and
2x12 walls via two inch holes, then covered with styrofoam
plugs and plastered over.
• 1/4” Low-E laminate glass replaced the original window
glass in order to improve the home’s energy efficiency and
resistance to wildfires.
• Ultra low-flow plumbing fixtures replaced original fixtures in a
style that echoed the original architectural period.
• Zero VOC finishes were used throughout to ensure a healthy
indoor environment.

The following original historic elements were also restored and
• Harvested and repurposed existing wall + floor tile
• Kitchen cupboards
• Window + door hardware and frames
• Where original hardware has been lost or cannot be reused,
salvaged hardware or new hardware, made to match the existing, has been used.

• Every drop of water that falls on this property will stay on the property and be used to irrigate the landscape or recharge the groundwater basin. In addition, greywater will be used to irrigate plantings near the main house and new pool house. Most of the landscape will provide food or shade or both.