San Carlos Cape: Original non-functional dormers opened to unfinished attic space. Designed 500 SF nantucket dormer, over-garage dormer addition (for finished office integrated into home) & full remodel of 1930s cape.
Burlingame Craftsman: Incorporated a 1000 SF second level addition onto the original, century-old bungalow. Interior details and built-ins were fully preserved, with trimwork and interior wainscoting extended into the addition to seamlessly transition.
Menlo Park Ranch: Second level addition of two bedrooms/one bath & landing, and basement remodel/legalization for 1948 ranch.
I am passionate about the history, anthropology, aesthetics, and meaning of a home. Whether it is an elaborate late 19th century Victorian, early 20th century Craftsman, WWII Roosevelt Cottage, or mid-century Eichler, its origins and translation to today matters a great deal. Whenever possible, I strive to honor the original intent of a home, and encourage clients to work within its natural extents. I have frequently worked on homes that have been modified, with each addition or change an abrupt departure with awkward transitions — these homes often have the opportunity to be carefully updated with those transitions tackled or improved. A little planning goes a long way to ensure any additions desired will be lasting, coherent, and respectful.