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Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary exterior home remodel in San Francisco

Modern is Modern Again in Portola ValleyContemporary Exterior, San Francisco

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.

Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary exterior home remodel in San Francisco —  Houzz

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heyjudith1 wrote:Mar 14, 2013
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    Mark Brand Architecture
    100 watt network.
  • lbach

    can you design house number 7540? If so, what would be the cost and to ship to Toledo, OH

horsehorse wrote:Apr 7, 2013
zudnik wrote:Apr 20, 2013
Is this garage door custom or can you comment on the supplier?

  • Jill Taylor
    I'd really like to know who actually manufactured this garage door. Not someone who could do so. Anyone?
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    Dynamic Garage Door
    Have you tried contacting the original image poster?
Fluff Ball wrote:Jul 6, 2013
Lauren Dula wrote:Sep 25, 2013
What type of lights are used above the garage doors?

Lucy Peterson wrote:Jun 1, 2014
Who makes this exterior front door? Thanks!

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    Mark Brand Architecture

    The garage door was fabricated by Artistic Garage Door in San Carlos, CA. - Mark.


Margie Straight wrote:Jul 10, 2014
really like this garage door. Is it custom? Price?

Victor Hugo wrote:Nov 22, 2014
  • Jill Taylor
    Hi Mark, who manufactured the garage door? Is it cedar, mahogany, Ipe?
  • Trevor Smith
    I was wondering the same thing about the manufacturer of the door. My wife and I are currently looking online for ideas for a new garage door. I really like the modern look of this one. I also prefer the sectional roll-up doors, so this looks great. http://www.shankdoor.com/
howells9 wrote:Oct 24, 2016
what type of exterior product is this?

  • Shannon Boschee

    Where can a purchase this garage door?


  • V H

    I too would like to know where the garage door is from.

Georgia wrote:Feb 5, 2017
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    Mark Brand Architecture

    Hi Georgia. It is stucco with integral color from Dryvit. I no longer have records of the colors used. - Mark.

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