The Kearsarge Residence, Brentwood CA, is a complete and whole-house major renovation both inside and out of the 1968 M.G. Residence originally designed by the Romanian-American mid-century modernist architect Haralamb H. Georgescu.

Located on a flag lot in Brentwood, California, the site for the Kearsarge Residence has a unique character as a forest within the city.  The challenges of working on an architecturally significant, historic home include the many  questions you need to ask about what makes the house important, as well as what elements deserve to be preserved and what can be changed.  Throughout the process we were constantly asking ourselves “What would Georgescu do today?”

We don’t live today the way we lived fifty years ago and we will live differently fifty years from now. The goal of this project was to honor Georgescu’s work by restoring the house to its true character where appropriate, while updating the house in keeping with the original design spirit to suite modern living to make the house comfortable and livable for years to come.

Watch this episode of ‘Behind the Gates’ with Kurt Krueger as he discusses the restoration of this home.

The Kearsage Residence as seen on “Behind the Gates”

From the Client

I hired Kurt to do a complete re-hab on our mid-century modern home in Brentwood. He did an amazing job in keeping with the original architect’s intent and work but also bringing his own new style. He tied in an amazing cantilevered guest house into the main house and made the whole thing look seamless and beautiful. He has a great eye for detail and is also a pleasure to work with.


From the Blog

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