Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
San Clemente, California
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Spanish Colonial Revival style Casa Romantica was constructed in 1928 for City of San Clemente founder Ole Hanson. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Chattel participated in a project to reuse Casa Romantica as a cultural facility from conception in 2000 through completion in 2004.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles, California
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is a Mexican-American museum and cultural center housed in two adjacent historic buildings at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic District, near downtown Los Angeles. Both buildings, the 1883 Plaza House and the 1888 Vickrey-Brunswig Building, were purchased by the County of Los Angeles in 1948 and rehabilitated together in 2011 to house LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.
Extension of staff
west hollywood, California
Chattel serves as extension of staff for the City of West Hollywood in support of the historic preservation program. Services have been diverse and included assisting with Mills Act periodic and pre-approval inspections, review and comment on pending Historic Resource Assessments and Certificates of Appropriateness. The firm has also prepared inspection reports, advised on appropriate treatments, and presented at public hearings. Chattel is currently drafting revisions to the historic preservation ordinance to update best practices and provide greater clarity and consistency.