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Modern is Modern Again in Portola Valley modern-exterior

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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David Naylor added this to david_naylor9498665's ideas
September 12, 2014
glass & outside patio
1jasmine added this to Addition
July 8, 2014
Alex likes overhand with wood underneath. Don't want institutional feel- this reminds me of a college
loyd001 added this to Doors and windows
June 27, 2014
juliet balcony with sliding doors
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June 26, 2014
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March 24, 2014
De un solo nivel y en dos aguas
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March 21, 2014
Nice living room and deck
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March 3, 2014
great harmonious scene
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March 2, 2014
Exterior back design on piers
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February 7, 2014
Pacific Builders Resource, LLC added this to SIP Ideas !!!
February 7, 2014
Very Clean SIP opportunity !!!
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January 26, 2014
Look of exterior
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January 18, 2014
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December 28, 2013
outdoor hillside design
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November 2, 2013
Top choice
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October 29, 2013
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wire railing
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June 2, 2013
railings stucco
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Paneling on eaves
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February 25, 2013
house on hillside
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