Mark English Architects, AIA
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MEA - Novato Residence modern-dining-room

MEA - Novato Residence

Novato Residence Novato, California Located in Sonoma County in the heart of California wine country, this early 1960's ranch-style tract house lacked all distinction and character. The lot is very small with no pleasing nearby views. Our clients are both employed in the wine industry and are enthusiastic entertainers and cooks. Our solution was to work within the existing shell of the building, finding ways to reconfigure the existing space rather than expand the footprint. We removed all interior walls in the public areas of the house, as well as the attic space. The result is a spacious warm modern living space composed around a freestanding pizza oven. The remodeled home opens up to a series of new outdoor "rooms" featuring a swimming pool, terraces and fountain. Cherry banquette

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November 24, 2013
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Need help to renovate the house 4500 sq/ft in burlingame - 650483-3063
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Mark English Architects, AIA added this to Warm & Modern
The existing living room, dining and kitchen areas were removed to the studs and rafters. A few well-placed beams allowed for a wide-open, airy entertainment space. The small suburban backyard was treated as an expansion of the indoor public space.

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mertaussie added this to Closet Ideas
May 16, 2014
bench seating
Fowler added this to Condo Renovation
November 30, 2013
Banquette open divider shelves
roseneide added this to roseneide's ideas
August 24, 2013
mesa e bancos
jannel86 added this to Dining Room
March 5, 2013
Bench Seating
pablogtzb added this to spaces
February 18, 2013
skcarter2011 added this to 27 Pace
February 3, 2013
Breakfast nook is contemp and stylish
cushmanc added this to dining area
October 26, 2012
Open up entry wall?
tutfilm added this to dining room
July 23, 2012
jrjandzsamay added this to jrjandzsamay's ideas
July 12, 2012
integrate with second post?
Michelle Misco added this to michelle_misco's ideas
June 6, 2012
bench seating
ultrastructure added this to Kitchen nook
March 27, 2012
Kitchen nook
stritzkitch added this to stritzkitch's ideas
March 26, 2012
banstead added this to banstead's ideas
March 19, 2012
square table with seating for 8. will it seem too big when only 4 people?
duboxide added this to duboxide's Favorites
February 10, 2012
djpaige added this to djpaige's ideas
January 4, 2012
great kitchen nook idea
Radhika Raghuraman added this to Rad Ideas
December 16, 2011
corner bench breakfast nook
mrjesse added this to mrjesse's ideas
December 12, 2011
Breakfast nook
lawrence2338 added this to lawrence2338's Favorites
November 22, 2011
cjboom added this to dining
August 16, 2011
alpace56 added this to Karen's ideas
August 2, 2011
big nook
dudabastos added this to dudabastos's Favorites
July 2, 2011
ctachner added this to Kitchen
June 11, 2011
Corner nook/built in breakfast area - note the chairs on the other side of the banquette--good use of space for extra seating.
cutekat added this to cutekat's ideas
April 6, 2011
the divider
twinsoulleics added this to twinsoulleics's ideas
February 9, 2011
ctayauc added this to ctayauc's ideas
January 21, 2011
number of chairs
dflaks added this to dflaks's ideas
December 23, 2010
Banquette as room divider
osmanbarbir added this to kitchen
November 23, 2010
Zahra Kanji added this to zahra's ideas
October 25, 2010
Wafa's house
guerrala added this to guerrala's ideas
October 14, 2010
roxyrocx added this to roxyrocx's ideas
October 7, 2010
seating arrangement
msjayque added this to msjayque's ideas
October 6, 2010
'Nother banquette idea
adss_05 added this to adss_05's ideas
September 9, 2010
FOR MY Dining room
krickette added this to krickette's ideas
August 23, 2010
bench seat
cabooth09 added this to cabooth09's ideas
August 3, 2010
kitchen banquette - love the square open shelves behind the seating
jessoto added this to Dining Room
May 30, 2010
Bench, lighting, and also has an option to sit in a chair..
rachel413 added this to rachel413's ideas
May 28, 2010
glass topped table and modern look?
alo365 added this to alo365's ideas
April 26, 2010
banquette open to next room
David added this to davidwshih's ideas
April 4, 2010
bench seating
minill added this to minill's ideas
January 26, 2010
great idea
launica_ttg added this to 2010 Kitchen Remodel
January 5, 2010
warm and modern and family!
wfasching added this to wfasching's ideas
October 12, 2009
raeannemiles added this to lighting
September 15, 2009
breakfast nook
stop100 added this to stop100's ideas
July 28, 2009
הפרדה בין מטבח וסלון
midwifekim added this to kitchen favorites
July 24, 2009
banquette with sotrage
taylor added this to kitchen favorites
July 15, 2009
juniperberry added this to kitchen favorites
December 15, 2008
dining nook
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