Contemporary Whole House Remodel- Palo Alto

A small bungalow in Palo Alto on a busy street did not work at all for this family of five. Preferring a front entry on the quiet side street required changing the address with the city. Upgrading from a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house to a 4 bedroom, 2 & ½ bath house with additional living space, to accommodate extended family gatherings and modern upgrades, required 8 months of construction. Everything was upgraded as this home was taken down to the studs. Extra living space was added, a new garage built and energy efficient upgrades (windows, doors, insulation, heater, appliances, water heater) and up to date technologies (charging stations for all family members, wired cable and internet) were the foundation of this whole house remodel.
The design was to be more contemporary and still fit into the neighborhood, where some of Palo Alto’s greats grew up. Stucco finish with cedar plank accents helped to combine different finishes of the original era.
The interior was all custom for this family’s forever house; custom cabinets and woodworking, hardwood floors, custom tile, Caesarstone tops, plenty of storage and even a transitional room to be used as a guest room, a playroom or …for a new baby(?). Everything they could think of for the home to grow with the family.
To use all of this corner lot efficiently, due to the size of this extended family and the events hosted at this home, was imperative. The garage was re-located (with more storage added), new relaxing and barbeque areas were created and a play area for the kids was installed.
The family now makes use of this entire property and are looking forward to enjoying many milestones as they age in this home built to last a lifetime (with proper maintenance)
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