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This beloved historic home, originally constructed in 1910, has been adapted to the needs of a growing family. The charm of the original front covered porch, Living Room and Dining Room have been carefully preserved and used as the starting-point for the improvements to the remainder of the home. Every element of the design from the exterior massing to the interior finishes has been carefully considered, refined, and detailed to achieve the Owner’s goals: Enhancing the existing house, opening-up to the breathtaking views of the nearby coastal hills, and providing a comfortable and welcoming backdrop for the day to day activities of family and friends.
An addition at the rear enlarges the Kitchen and creates a comfortable and functional work space, more storage, better views, and a built-in breakfast nook for informal dining. The Kitchen is designed to be a great place to cook and a central location for supervising children in the various play areas around the house. A visual link between the Dining Room and the Kitchen makes it so the cook is never isolated from the action when entertaining. Instead of using built-in cabinets for the central island, the Owners chose to use carefully selected antique pieces arranged to create a combination of work surfaces as well as display and storage elements. This complements the historic, lived-in feeling of the home while maximizing the flexibility of the space over time.
True to the original vision, the final design maintains the intimate charm of the original home even though 1,306 sf. of additions virtually double its size. And best of all, the home remains filled with fun and whimsy- A nurturing environment in which the lives of both children and adults can flourish. This project was selected for an Honor Award in 2005 by the AIA San Mateo County Chapter.
Images: © Steve Whittaker
Project Credits:
EASA Architecture: Ellis A. Schoichet AIA and David S. Uldrick
Structural Engineer: Mike Mahmoudian & Associates, Burlingame CA
General Contractor: Fulwiler James, Moss Beach CA
Interior Design: Studio 3, San Jose CA
Lighting Design: Architect and Owner
Landscape Design: Keith Willig Landscape Architecture, Redwood City CA

Contact Information:
Ellis A Schoichet AIA
EASA Architecture, San Mateo CA
650.343.3452
info@EASAarchitecture.com
Others who worked on this project: Keith Willig
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“steps off south end of porch” — Amy Whitaker-Larson
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“interior ship lap siding on walls” — pgreene2
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Master Bathroom Image: Steve Whittaker | www.whittpho.com
“floor cabinet with old hardware” — adamlouishoffman
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