Published: Sunset Magazine
This project occurred in several phases. John Hudson Thomas designed this Tudor Craftsman style residence in 1926. In the first phase, the Owners wanted to remodel the kitchen, laundry, and servant areas while preserving the integrity of this landmark home. They also wanted to open up the walls to views of their heavily wooded site and the San Francisco Bay.
The design of the ground level spaces called for demolishing the existing four small rooms and creating one large kitchen/family room with separate laundry and bath areas. Large windows were placed along the south and west sides of the kitchen/family room. Details (windows, doors, trim, and hardware) were replicated from existing elements and made by local craftsmen. Exterior work included new patios and landscaping.
The second phase called for the renovation/remodeling of the Master Bedroom Suite and other spaces on the upper level of the home. This effort reorganized existing spaces and added new areas within the residence’s envelope. New windows, skylights, finishes, lighting and audio visual elements were incorporated into the design of the project.
The design integrates contemporary equipment and fixtures, creating a melding of old and new without disturbing the beauty of the original John Hudson Thomas design.