Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains

By Aileen Kwun / Photos by Joe Fletcher
Rebuilding on a challenging site in Mill Valley, California, a couple optimize a winning view that was there all along.

Jack Dangers and Ellen Corrigan had one cat, a load of oversize vintage synthesizers, and a music library of more than 10,000 records to consider when they decided to build a new home in Mill Valley, California. It was a long haul, but not a long distance, to the finished result: a two-story structure with a standing-seam metal roof, nestled along a cascading hillside where their previous house once stood, with views of Mount Tamalpais to the northwest. A member of the British electronic group Meat Beat Manifesto, Jack had moved to Marin County in the early 1990s after meeting Ellen, who works in digital marketing, at a music festival in San Francisco.

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