You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House

More Japanese minka than Sears, Roebuck & Co., a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the right bones for a renovation.
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When Darla Anderson and Kori Rae came across a property for sale in Tiburon, a secluded town just north of San Francisco, they were enthralled by its intoxicating mix of site and structure. The 3,070-square-foot house was designed in a Japanese style that the couple love and is set in a thicket of tropical plants and pine trees that overlooks a cove, creating a sense of tranquility within striking distance of the city. "There’s such a grounding and spiritual feeling on the property," Kori says. 

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Lydia Lee
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lydia Lee is a writer and editor specializing in architecture and design, with a particular interest in sustainability.


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