Faced with the difficult task of renovating a San Rafael home designed by mid-century master Joseph Eichler, designer Stephen Shoup focused on maximizing the structure's simplicity and clarity. Inside, Shoup and his team sought to better connect the kitchen to the rest of the home, and added a fence outdoors that gave the entire property an increased sense of cohesion.
After architect Caroline Dooley renovated this ranch house in Cardiff by the Sea, interior designer Kim Nadel worked to instill the space with a "contemporary beach-coastal" atmosphere, inspired by the client's love of yoga.
Architect Jerome Buttrick was assigned with the task of making this Bay Area home more family-oriented while still maintaining its mid-century roots. In order to preserve the appearance of the original design, the house was stripped down to its post and beam structure and reassembled. Other endeavors includes introducing modern insulation, appliances, and materials to the home, as well as incorporating sustainable features like sun shading eaves and operable windows.
Built in the horizontal style typical of a fisherman's cottage, this San Diego home received a facelift from the Architects Magnus firm. Previously a much darker space because of its low-slung ceiling, the living room now features large glass panels that draw residents outside and admit plenty of natural light.
Before purchasing a one-bedroom home in Marin County, landscape designer Loretta Gargan had never owned a home with a proper garden all her own. While Gargan tackled the unkempt property, she hired architect Jonathan Feldman to renovate and extend the cottage while maintaining its historic charms, including old-growth Douglas fir ceiling beams and a 1930s stone fireplace.