Project year: 2021 | Location: Mill Valley, California

A complete redo and addition to an original Sears pre-fabricated home from the early 20th century.

About The Project

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 was discovered that the original framing was so sub-standard that little of it was 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.


Project Details

Architect / Design team
Phil Rossington, Maryam Nassajian, Irina Gunica
Tamalpais Construction
Structural Engineering
SEMCO Engineering
Soils Engineer
Nersi Hemati
Open Homes Photography, Phil Rossington
External Link
Check out the project on Houzz
Houzzee Awards 2023, Gold Award