This old house enjoyed a quintessential Mill Valley location deep in Blithedale canyon, on a creek surrounded by giant ferns and towering Redwoods. Incremental additions and remodels had produced a disjointed state of affairs, and the owners decided it was time for a more comprehensive approach. They asked us to clean up the layout, improve circulation, and modernize the interiors. We started at the entrance, creating an open portico featuring two massive, lathe-turned Redwood columns. The Redwood material for the brackets, rafters, purlins, and roof decking were reclaimed from other parts of the remodel. In the kitchen, we removed the floor of the room above, creating a double-height space with additional light from clerestory windows. The cabinets and refrigerator are covered in a Walnut veneer, the back-splash features Heath ceramic tile, and the counter-tops are a combination of flamed black Granite and solid Walnut.
Interior Designer: Paul Levinson
Contractor: Michael Levinson
Photographer: Derek Israelsen/DC