A dilapidated cottage located on a charming alley in Healdsburg captured the imagination of a couple moving from Boston. With an eye toward reuse of framing and foundation, a new two bedroom house was reborn. The entry area (set up as a lounge, but easily converted to a dining area) blurs the line between inside and out with a concrete floor that runs right out to the rear patio.

Defined by an interplay of rooflines and floor levels, the living areas, kitchen, front patio, and fire pit are defined, yet are open to each other. The bedrooms, while intimate, benefit from design to minimize hallways. Also intimate but luxurious is the spa-like master bath. All rooms enjoy a cross breeze and are awash in natural light.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Hardscapes, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. Entry and front courtyard Photo  of Healdsburg MakeoverView Photos

Entry and front courtyard

Modern home with Bench, Concrete Floor, Outdoor, Back Yard, Shrubs, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. Seamless transition between the entry and rear yard Photo 2 of Healdsburg MakeoverView Photos

Seamless transition between the entry and rear yard

Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Dark Hardwood Floor, Refrigerator, Range Hood, White Cabinet, Glass Tile Backsplashe, and Recessed Lighting. View to the kitchen and living room beyond Photo 3 of Healdsburg MakeoverView Photos

View to the kitchen and living room beyond

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Living room and outdoor living room

Modern home with Engineered Quartz Counter, White Cabinet, Glass Tile Backsplashe, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Drop In Sink, Marble Counter, and Bath Room. Compact Kitchen Photo 5 of Healdsburg MakeoverView Photos

Compact Kitchen

Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Microwave, Wood Cabinet, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wall Oven, and Recessed Lighting. Kitchen and flexible entry space Photo 6 of Healdsburg MakeoverView Photos

Kitchen and flexible entry space

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Master Bath

Modern home with Bath Room, Wood Counter, Porcelain Tile Floor, Mosaic Tile Wall, Wall Lighting, and Vessel Sink. Master Bath with live edge counter Photo 8 of Healdsburg MakeoverView Photos

Master Bath with live edge counter

Interior Design
  • Susan and Brad Harmon
Landscape Design
  • Margaret Baumgratz
Builder
  • Owner
Photographer
  • Eric Rorer

Overview

Full Baths
  • 2
  • Square Feet
  • 1200
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