Many older Marin homes were added onto over time, either by the homeowners or by others and usually in a rather ad-hoc way. This home was originally a Sears spec home that had been bastardized over time with little thought of how it was to be used by its occupants or its relationship to the outdoors.
This project consisted of a small addition at the front of the house, an internal stair connecting the two floors and a complete gut and rethinking of the entire layout. Once the place was ripped apart, it such sub-standard framing was uncovered that litle as able to be salvaged.
The new open plan is more conducive to indoor / outdoor living and takes advantage of stunning valley and hill views which were previously mostly ignored.
construction: completed in 2021 by Tamalpais Construction
structural engineer: SEMCO Engineering
soils engineer: Nersi Hemati
photography: © Open Homes Photography Inc.
architect / design team: Phil Rossington, Maryam Nassajian, Irina Gunica