Residents Loretta Gargan and Catherine Wagner were drawn to the rustic 1930's cottage on a steep lot in Ross, California, but knew they'd need to bring in some professional help to renovate and expand the building. Enter Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture, who frequently hired Gargan, a landscape architect, to design gardens for his residential projects. To bring the structure up to date, Feldman tore down walls, changed the floor plan, and added a kitchen to the historic building—then built a modern addition containing a master bedroom, bath, and a living room. Here's a view of the original building, which Wagner and Gargan affectionately call "the Shack."
For a closer look at the landscape, designed by Loretta Gargan, see our story from the September 2013 issue.