Modern is Modern Again in Portola Valley

For this remodel in Portola Valley, California we were hired to rejuvenate a circa 1980 modernist house clad in deteriorating vertical wood siding. The house included a greenhouse style sunroom which got so unbearably hot as to be unusable. We opened up the floor plan and completely demolished the sunroom, replacing it with a new dining room open to the remodeled living room and kitchen. We added a new office and deck above the new dining room and replaced all of the exterior windows, mostly with oversized sliding aluminum doors by Fleetwood to open the house up to the wooded hillside setting. Stainless steel railings protect the inhabitants where the sliding doors open more than 50 feet above the ground below. We replaced the wood siding with stucco in varying tones of gray, white and black, creating new exterior lines, massing and proportions. We also created a new master suite upstairs and remodeled the existing powder room.

Architecture by Mark Brand Architecture. Interior Design by Mark Brand Architecture in collaboration with Applegate Tran Interiors. Lighting design by Luminae Souter. Photos by Christopher Stark Photography.

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justiceheart_liberty
Design Frauds added this to Justice Heart's ideas19 Jun 2018

different style stairs for pool or slide, texture into pool

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Gregory Chiadika added this to Exterior Ideas5 Dec 2017

Air conditioned closed in on bottom; open air on top?

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back of Seabright - extend 2nd floor over 1st to create covered deck below, exterior stair

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I like this balcony pillars and wide beam along balcony

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Nestled into trees! Materials/ outside spaces like treehouse

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Julie Afflerbaugh added this to outdoor space30 Aug 2015

lounge furniture on the concrete pad, stairs down from upper deck

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