PRESS BLOG

Once a private home and later a Catholic boys school, Chaminade Resort and Spa is honoring its history with its current renovation. Built in 1930, tucked in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay, Chaminade Resort and Spa formed the ideal canvas for a fresh design. The foundation of the renovations was to maintain the integrity of the iconic Spanish Revival architecture by connecting the interior design to the architectural heritage in a Spanish-modern style, while also embracing the stunning natural surroundings of the property. A new entry, lobby, restaurant, event and meeting spaces, and outdoor social spaces were refreshed with a modern perspective, ensuring that the interiors meld harmoniously with the exterior. The onsite restaurant maximizes views of the sweeping horizon, and a new fireside lounge invites guests to relax in built-in banquettes around an iconic fireplace, designed to be reminiscent of a traditional Hacienda-style home. Bold tile-work and Spanish architectural design elements embrace the heritage of the property. Spanish-style lounge chairs are complemented by a simplistic built-in banquette, woven leather dining chairs are complimented by minimal sofa booths. The lighting fixtures celebrate traditional Mission-style design, with forged iron detailing, warm-toned shades, and handwoven leather detailing.

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