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

Numerous older homes in Marin underwent gradual expansions, either by the residents themselves or others, often in a haphazard manner. Originally a Sears spec home, this particular residence evolved over time with little regard for functionality or its connection to the surrounding environment.

The renovation project entailed a modest extension at the front, an internal staircase linking the floors, and a comprehensive overhaul of the layout. Upon dismantling, it became evident that the original framing was so inadequate that salvaging much of any of it was impractical.

The revamped open layout now facilitates seamless indoor-outdoor living, capitalizing on the breathtaking valley and hill vistas that were previously overlooked.


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