Coming to a close

This home in the County Club section of Mill Valley is circa 1950. Windows were small and rooms were chopped up. The homeowners had already remodeled their master bedroom, but they wanted to update the exterior, open up the living spaces and create a new kitchen. They hired architects Ted Bonneau and Chad Stith of OXB Studio, and the project is almost complete.

Here’s where they’re at:

The exterior wood was repainted. A bay window was put in the kitchen area. A banding of stone is planned for underneath the wood siding and new pavers will be set into the autocourt. A balcony area over the garage was not planned in the beginning of the project, but since the old greenhouse windows were leaking, the owners decided it was time to tackle that area. The balcony gives the home a new look and also provides a perfect vantage point to enjoy views of Mount Tam.

Another view of the balcony…

and from the balcony overlooking into the autocourt.

A new stone chimney has just been capped off.

In the living room, there’s a new wood floor, board-and-batten wainscotting was added, ceiling heights were raised to nine feet, and new glass doors go floor-to-ceiling, which really opened up the views.

The new stone see-through fireplace separates the living room from the kitchen.

And looking at it from the other direction….

The counter tops in the large center island are covered with granite. The custom wood Shaker-style cabinetry is painted white. At this point, the homeowners are in the process of choosing a stone subway tile backsplash.

Coloration and striations complement the stone used in the fireplace.

The family room floors have been refinished, a new fireplace has been added as well as TV-audio visual cabinets that separate the family room from the kitchen and dining area.

A large deck off of the bedroom over the garage offers spectacular views.

Another view of the new chimney.

And a pretty view of the pool area…

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