Just below our remodel of the main house on the same property, we designed and permitted this Mill Valley pool and cabana as a separate project. Discussions with the planning department about the size and location of the pool unfolded over a period of several years. City planners (and neighbors) were concerned about grading on the hillside, but our use of stepped terraces allowed us to “balance” the cut and fill, requiring no off-haul. The 15’-0” height limit for accessory buildings pulled the cabana tight against the hillside and shaped the roofline, but offered the deck and patio unobstructed views over Mill Valley, from San Francisco to Mt. Tamalpais.
Interior Design: Stephen Moore
Contractor: Tom Ganley Construction
Landscape: Richard McArdell
Photographer: Henrik Kam