This Marin Eichler is the home of San Francisco interior designer, Billy Alexander, and his partner. With just over 1600 square feet, this modest house now feels much larger with the addition of floor to ceiling glass at the entry and the creation of a front courtyard. The interior was renovated to preserve the original architecture and create a modern, comfortable living space. A great room and library together with two master suites create a 21st century retreat in a mid-century enclave.
The monochromatic interior color scheme enhances the lines of the architecture and showcases the art and exterior landscape.
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The once separated entrance, galley kitchen, dining room and living room were transformed into a single, open great room with enhanced views of the courtyard and backyard, creating an ideal place for entertaining.
This library open to the great room was once a bedroom. An opaque glass window was incorporated into new built-ins, allowing the natural light to fill the space and embracing the celebrated Eichler indoor/outdoor living environment .
Built-in cabinetry and open display shelves make this bedroom a great getaway for guests. Additional floor to ceiling glass and sliding door open up to the new courtyard with outdoor living space.
Extra-deep kitchen counters allow for recessed shelving with opaque sliding glass doors leaving plenty of counter space for cooking and preparation. Appliances are kept behind the glass, concealing the common kitchen clutter.
Backyard pool with 18-foot tile bench with custom upholstery
The tone-of-a-kind table base was sourced from Southeast Asia. The dining chairs are by Christian Liagre. The painting is by Marin artist Willard Dixon.
A bronze mid-century sculpture found in a Stockholm shop floats in front of the great room built-ins, which provide storage and display space.
Front courtyard outside the guest bedroom
New front courtyard and floor to ceiling glass
Master bedroom with custom built-ins.
The master bedroom backyard view
The additional windows add more natural light to this once dark guest bedroom.