Project year: 2023 | Location: Mill Valley, California
A small addition and complete renovation of a mid century home.
About The Project
The house sits on the highest-elevated residential street in San Francisco and was originally designed by John Bolles, who went on to design Candlestick Park among other notable buildings.
The goals were simple - modernize the house, open it up and give better access to the outdoors. The kitchen was an odd L-shaped space and cut off from the rest of the house - making it part of the public spaces of the house was paramount. The rear deck was also oddly designed, as the only portion on the same level with the house was directly off the kitchen. The main deck was half a level down and there was no access from the living room. Resolving these issues was the crux of the design challenge.