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Modern is Modern Again in Portola Valley modern-living-room
 

Modern is Modern Again in Portola Valley

For this remodel in Portola Valley, California we were hired to rejuvenate a circa 1980 modernist house clad in deteriorating vertical wood siding. The house included a greenhouse style sunroom which got so unbearably hot as to be unusable. We opened up the floor plan and completely demolished the sunroom, replacing it with a new dining room open to the remodeled living room and kitchen. We added a new office and deck above the new dining room and replaced all of the exterior windows, mostly with oversized sliding aluminum doors by Fleetwood to open the house up to the wooded hillside setting. Stainless steel railings protect the inhabitants where the sliding doors open more than 50 feet above the ground below. We replaced the wood siding with stucco in varying tones of gray, white and black, creating new exterior lines, massing and proportions. We also created a new master suite upstairs and remodeled the existing powder room.
Architecture by Mark Brand Architecture. Interior Design by Mark Brand Architecture in collaboration with Applegate Tran Interiors.
Lighting design by Luminae Souter. Photos by Christopher Stark Photography.
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delanedominick wrote:
Beautiful fireplace. Could you tell me who did the plaster work?
   Comment   April 28, 2014
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It was done by the Willem Racké Studio. - Mark
April 28, 2014 at 6:40pm   
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Thank you for your compliment.
April 28, 2014 at 6:40pm   
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thomedesign1431 wrote:
The Venetian plaster is gorgeous! - Do you know the brand/color that was used?
   Comment   January 9, 2014
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Chris Pendleton
Can you please share the brand of the couch and chairs?
January 12, 2014 at 12:27am   
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Hi Chris, We worked with Applegate Tran Interiors on this project. They selected the furniture. Please check with them on the brands. I know the white chairs are not of recent vintage and suspect they are no longer manufactured, but check with Vernon and Gioi. Good luck.
January 13, 2014 at 8:25am   
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vshah wrote:
what is the material used around fireplace?
   Comment   May 9, 2013
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May 9, 2013 at 12:32pm     
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Thanks
May 10, 2013 at 11:42am   
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phoenix009 wrote:
Floor - What material and color is the floor?
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The floor is white oak which we stained gray.
April 11, 2013 at 4:49pm   
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