Loved the location for 20 years, hated the house.
Our clients loved their location and were very satisfied with the size of their house located in a wooded hill-side setting of Larkspur; however, they hated the suburban twenty-year-old aesthetics, and were tired of its dark, dreary interiors. This complete remodel transformed the house into to a light-filled, open-plan jewel-box that now delights and matches the clients more modern sensibility. The focus of this project was to improve the quality of the space, not the quantity, allowing higher-grade materials while remaining budget conscious.
The three bedrooms remained in their original location, while the demising walls between the family, kitchen, living and dining were removed to create a cascading great room, allowing for hill views from all of these rooms that were previously blocked by a fireplace and closed-off floor plan.
New sliding doors allow access to the existing pool terrace, and a dramatic linear skylight, tracing a former central hallway, floods the interior of the house with daylight. A painted, rustic-wood wall distinguishes the private areas (laundry, study and bedrooms) from the public areas while adding textural interest. The exterior of the house utilizes a restrained palette, with natural wood soffits and generous windows allowing the house to blend into its wooded site, creating an updated Larkspur vibe.