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dormers

These aren’t quite dormers by the book definition, because they aren’t protruding from a roof.  They are probably considered bay windows, but their roofs do intersect the main house roof above.  Either way – they’re intended to increase living space, provide windows for views, light, and add architectural elements to the front of the house. Maybe they’re ‘segmental’ as seen above.  The roofs of these will be up-slope which i can’t find any examples of online.  We chose this because the house is mainly viewed from below and had such overbearing roofs, that the up-slope is like a ‘get off my back’ punching gesture to break through. The slope is seen in the photo at right.  We also flattened the top portion of the lower roof, so it’s flat right outside the dormers.  That was another move to reduce the dominating roof.  The views from the dormers include Tiburon, Angel Island and even San Francisco from some angles.  Not a bad view to wake up to…The side of house was extended out to create a continuous gable end, instead of being split like it previously was. The roof came off during a surprise late spring rainy period which was an adventure for the homeowners (who are camping inside during the project).  More to come!

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These photos are actually a few weeks old, and much has happened since they were taken.  This is the rear side of the house which is being totally remodeled inside and out, including small additions at the front and rear as well.  Note that this end of the house has an offset gable, so part of it is recessed – we’re extending it so it’s a flush wall.  The stairs were formerly enclosed behind a wall.  We widened them, they’ll have an open railing, and the windows will be revised to actually match the spaces.  Below, the stairs are seen from the upper landing. On left, the upper bathroom is being tiled in a 12×12 dark slate color tile.

The family is living camping in the front half of the house, as much as they can, through construction.  The remnant but usable pieces of the kitchen are just inside the plastic wall separating the construction zone.  The new steel beam above allows the rooms at the back to be totally open. Floor plans showing the new areas being added in the shaded hatch.  Large bay windows at the two front bedrooms aren’t hatched but they are new.  More to come!

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mill valley remodel

Hello 1987!  Or late 70s? Ugh.  This house just north of San Francisco will be undergoing a transformation in the coming months.  Seen here at the start, it was all roof, T-111 siding, and smashed, tiny windows up top facing the view.  Where is the front door?

This open second floor porch at the back of the house will be filled in and become the master bathroom.

This remodel is already chugging along – clients keeping a great blog to go along with it.  It will eventually look like this: (Gotta love Sketchup for quick & dirty 3D modeling.)

Down to the studs!   Stay tuned for more!

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