Montecito Traditional – Estate Tour

We are thrilled to share with you a completed LUA project, Montecito Traditional Estate, recently featured by House Beautiful and Apartment Therapy. LUA had the privilege of collaborating with Two Trees Architect and Elizabeth Dinkel Design in taking this 1937-built estate through an extensive remodel with the goal of preserving the home’s original charm and character.

The extensive renovation included the removal of all exterior surfaces and installation of new materials. Each step was performed with meticulous attention to detail and workmanship to exactly match original detailing. The home consists of almost entirely new interior materials, while the original wood wall paneling was retained in specific areas. With a total square footage of 7800 square feet, the property is equipped with all new modern mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems along with state of the art whole house automation and multimedia systems. The exterior of the property features a grand park-sized lawn as well as a detached four car garage surrounded by beautiful greenery and rose bushes at its entrance. Thanks to a wonderful Project Team, we are very pleased with the outcome of this beautiful home restoration for yet another discerning Client.

Take a tour of the Montecito Traditional Estate via the video below:

For more on this estate and other recent projects, we invite you to visit the LUA Portfolio.

Video by Elevated Horizon – Photos by Blake Bronstad Photography

Beach House – Completed Project

LUA recently had the privilege of collaborating with Two Trees Architects and Tim Clarke Interior Design on this colorful and chic beach house. We are excited to share finish photos from the Breakers Project as well as a few words from the Homeowner.

“We’re so grateful that we’ve been able to work with LUA on our house. It started as a renovation and turned into a rebuild and we love it! LUA was always incredibly professional and innovative from start to finish. They took our vision and transformed it in a way that exceeded every expectation. Building a house is a very personal experience and they have been with us every step of the way. We can’t wait to make and share memories in our beautiful new beach home!” 

– Homeowner

Photos by Noah Webb

Aerial View – New LUA Project

See below for an aerial view of a new LUA project underway. Crews are working hard to move dirt and build walls to get this massive dirt pile ready for export. We are collaborating on this project with Clark & Karsh Architects and look forward to seeing it through completion.

Stay tuned for additional progress photos!


Photos and Video By: J North Productions

LUA Management Team – First Aid & CPR Training

Meet the LUA Management Team!

LUA recently had the management team in the office for First Aid and CPR certification with SMART-Medical Training LLC. As a family-owned and operated firm, we place great emphasis on teamwork, communication, and integrity. As a result, we have the opportunity to create and maintain close working relationships with our clients and all members of the project team. We feel privileged to work with such a talented and hard working group of individuals!

Team Photo in Order From (Front) Left to Right:

Clint Unander – Project Manager, Taryn LaVasseur – Office Administrator, Gayle Ramirez – Office Manager, Michael Gordon – Project Superintendent, Brandon Friggione – Project Manager, Zak DeMatteo – Project Superintendent, Tony Ochoa – Project Superintendent, Leonard Unander Jr. – Project Manager, Taylor Whitsitt – Project Superintendent, John Sayer – Project Superintendent, David Kruger – Project Superintendent, Leonard Unander Sr. – Owner & Principal, Mike McGee – Project Superintendent.