An Outdoorsy Family’s Bay Area Midcentury Gets an Era-Defying Update

Architect Emily Jagoda revives a 1960 residence in Woodside, California, with playful elements geared toward the kids and adults alike.

When Adam and Karyn Bechtel began renovating their 1960 home in Woodside, California, south of San Francisco, with architect Emily Jagoda, they had a mantra to guide their design decisions: Could be then, could be now. For the Bechtels and Jagoda, this meant that nothing too trendy should be added to the residence, but the home also shouldn’t be a time capsule.

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Sarah Akkoush
Dwell Contributor
Sarah is a real estate developer by day and a writer by night. She can usually be found hustling, napping, or scooting up and down the hills of San Francisco on her Vespa.


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