Marin Midcentury

Kentfield, California
Architect
Photographer
Location
  • Kentfield, California
  • Type
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 2000
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Designed for a couple with two young boys, this project aims to create an open feeling with a smooth flow, warm elegance by way of refined materials and details, as well as much upgraded functions for family living. The original interior suffered from too many partitions which cut up the common areas, and a general gloominess resulted from walls completely clad in medium tone wood panels. All the old partitions and cladding were removed to create an open interior with soaring ceilings.

    The ceilings and perimeter walls, all painted a brilliant white, help accentuate the sense of space and lightness. An accent wall wrapped with warm walnut panels leads one from the entry hall up to the contiguous living and dining areas. Instead of an enclosed and claustrophobic galley, the partially open new kitchen with a sculpted volume anchors one corner of the great room. Abundance of windows and glass sliders connect the interior to the outdoors in both the front and the back of the house. Other highlights include a cozy breakfast nook and lots of built-in storage and a hidden desk.

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    great room Photo  of Marin Midcentury modern home

    great room

    kitchen as a sculpted volume Photo 2 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    kitchen as a sculpted volume

    view of dining area from kitchen Photo 3 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    view of dining area from kitchen

    breakfast nook/homework station Photo 4 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    breakfast nook/homework station

    living room Photo 5 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    living room

    reading corner - living room Photo 6 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    reading corner - living room

    walnut shelving and flip-down desk Photo 7 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    walnut shelving and flip-down desk

    view of great room from hallway Photo 8 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    view of great room from hallway

    entry foyer and stairs Photo 9 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    entry foyer and stairs

    view of entry Photo 10 of Marin Midcentury modern home

    view of entry

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