2nd Story Addition - Kitchen Expansion & Master Bedroom 2nd-Story in San Anselmo 
This residence has been expanded with a new second-story Master Bedroom Suite and an expanded lower floor Kitchen.  Materials are consistent throughout the house with white single-panel cabinets, white marble countertops and oak floors.  All interior spaces have been upgraded.
This house located on the Corte Madera lagoon was expanded along the entire length of the building to provide an enlarged kitchen/family room and re-arranged bedrooms above.  A viewing deck above was included.  The entry, living room and upstairs den were refined with new detailing and appointments.
ADDITION - Expanded Space on Corte Madera Lagoon
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Napa Valley Home Remodeled & Expanded
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ADDITION - Kitchen Addition & House Remodeling in San Anselmo
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The remodeling of this entire house and separate studio centers around the Great Room, with a new kitchen addition expanding the space.  New high windows amplify the spaciousness and provide views upward into the trees.
The studio above the garage consisted of a tall space with loft.  A new stair was added to make the loft more accessible, a bathroom was added for convenience, and a new gas-fired stove provided for comfort.
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Mill Valley Solarized Home
The Owners of this shingled bungalow preferred to retain parts of the original house while having their addition built in a modern style.  It was also important that the home take advantage of the latest is solar heating.  Consequently the house is served by solar hot water heating and radiant space heating.  The lower slab floor contains hot water tubing while the upper framed floor uses WarmBoard plywood floor sheathing to contain hot water tubing.  The lowest floor is served by a hot water driven heat exchanger that blows forced air into this level.  Solar collectors for hot water and photo-voltaics are located on racks on the roof.
Cement plaster walls at the addition allow the introduction of an accent color for interest. 
The new garage roof becomes a viewing deck accessible from the rear garden on the upper terrace.
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Interior Upgrade in Corte Madera
This remodeling, including a living room expansion, was designed in conjunction with Sandra Bird, Kitchens and Baths. The vaulted ceiling defines the added living room/ dining room and provides a sense of spaciousness.  The kitchen was moved to be located conveniently between the living and family rooms.  Stairway leads to the Master Bedroom.











The project was later expanded to include a garage and roof terrace.
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ADDITION - Remodeling & Expansion of Down-slope Home
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This Fairfax home was upgraded and expanded to include a home study, new Master Bedroom, Family Room, revised children bedrooms, and a new garage.  The living room ceiling was raised and glazed areas increased to take advantage of Mt. Tam views.  The kitchen was relocated to take advantage of a new, private outdoor patio.  Viewing decks were added.
2nd-Story Additions
2nd-STORY ADDITION
Kitchen/ Family/ Master Bedroom Addition in San Rafael
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2nd-STORY ADDITION
Kitchen Remodeling/  Master Bedroom & Study Addition in Corte Madera
Street Elevation
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2nd STORY ADDITION - Former Fairfax Branch Post Office
Before
Originally a Fairfax Branch Post Office, this 400 sf building was added to with a 2nd story, straddling the old.  To meet parking requirements on this postage stamp-size lot, the floor plan was arranged as a studio only, i.e. with the master bedroom open to the space below. The resulting 2-story space provides drama. 
2nd-STORY ADDITION  -  Larkspur Project in Phases
A second story was added to this single level home providing a large 2-story dining room that now acts as a focus to all interior spaces.  The main house now features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a large laundry room.  

Years later the owner wished to add a second unit at the rear of the property, to be nestled into the redwood grove.  The 2nd unit mimics the style, color and detailing of the main house.  Additional parking was provided and paving was re-done with stone pavers.
Phase 1 Construction
The Cottage is a one-bedroom, 1-bath unit of 700 s.f.  Features include a large private deck with built-in gas-fired barbeque.  Views to the creek and redwoods are emphasized.
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RESTORATION in San Anselmo
With the warmth of old-world craftsmanship, this classic residence was almost totally rebuilt as a faithful replica of an early 20th century craftsman-style home that previously sat on the property.
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RESTORATION of an Existing Victorian-style Home
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ADDITION  -  Expansion & Remodeling in San Rafael
This old bungalow was completely remodeled & an exterior patio created.  The living room was expanded by cantilevering in the down-slope direction.  Due to the proximity of the neighbors, privacy & light was achieved by creating a bank of window-skylights while maintaining the high view to the hills beyond.
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2nd STORY ADDITION - Transformation to a Craftsman Home
Before
This remodel includes a second story addition over an existing family room and garage, now containing a new master suite and bedroom.  The existing house has been remodeled from its stucco facade and mansard roof to a traditionally-detailed craftsman-style home with a new gable roof.
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ADDITION  -  Garage doubles as Recreation Room
Ladder to storage attic lowered
This re-built garage maintains the exterior design to match the craftsman-style existing house.  Interior programming includes parking for one car, bar, home theater, workbench, space for ping pong table and poker table, access to upper storage loft.
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RESTORATION in Fairfax
This small 954 s.f. home was torn down to the floor boards and completely reconstructed to provide 2 bedrooms & 2 baths with a finely-detailed living space.
Second Units
Residential Elevators
As featured in the Nov 2010 issue of Home Remodel magazine
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ADDITION  -  Master Bedroom & Playroom in Fairfax
The original small bungalow needed expanding to provide more usable space.  The scale at the street front as well as retaining and embellishing the original style were important considerations. The 2nd story loft provides a focal point while the window seat bay and the play room projection provide visual interest.

Contractor was McGuire and Sons, Fairfax.  See their website at: www.mcguireandsonsconstruction.com

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After
Re-structuring and Addition in Fairfax
The old bungalow structure was deteriorating and in need of repair.  The roof was rebuilt, adding dormers to provide natural light, and the first floor living spaces were remodeled with upgraded kitchen/ dining/ and living room space.

The living / dining space is separated from the kitchen by a custom cabinet that not only contains the refrigeration and ovens, but also the TV and stereo equipment.  Tambor doors roll open to expose the entertainment center focused on the built-in seating around the dining table.  All cabinets are pegged, single-panel cherry.  Kitchen windows wrap the corner to provide views of Mt. Tam.
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General Contractor:  Nichelini and Sons, San Anselmo
Custom Cabinetry:  Alexander Pastine, San Rafael
General Contractor:  Calder Custom Building, Fairfax
General Contractor:  Calder Custom Building, Fairfax
General Contractor:  Calder Custom Building, Fairfax
General Contractor:  Calder Custom Building, Fairfax
General Contractor:  McGuire and Sons, Fairfax
Pool Cabanas
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2nd Story Addition - Kitchen Remodel & Master Bedroom 2nd-Story in Fairfax
2nd Story Addition in San Anselmo
The lower floor features a new family room while the upper floor addition provides a master bedroom suite and a private study
General Contractor:  Calder Custom Building, Fairfax
This small one-story bungalow was completely remodeling including new second-story master bedroom suite and a re-built garage.  New components were added consistently with the original home detailing, at the same time being aware of the Owner's budget.
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General Contractor:  Calder Custom Building, Fairfax
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Remodeling
Solar Retrofit
Re-structuring and Interior Upgrade in San Anselmo
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The original aging structure has been upgraded and the interior completely remodeled with the addition of space to the living room.  The lower floor storage space has been converted into an art studio.  The driveway and sitework has been upgraded.
General Contractor:  Calder Custom Building, Fairfax
2nd Story Addition & Whole House Remodel in San Anselmo
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General Contractor:  Nichelini and Sons, San Anselmo
2nd Story Addition, grand entry in Novato
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New second story adds 3 bedrooms & 2 baths + the "grand entry".  Lower floor expanded with sitting area, billiard room and bar.  Kitchen remodeled.
General Contractor:  Tom Redmond Construction, Novato
Flood Plain Work
2nd Story Addition, Living Room Remodel in Corte Madera
Providing a focus for this 2nd story Master Bedroom suite addition is this new steel framed, cantilevered staircase connecting the two floors.  The living room has been expanded and features new fireplace, finishes and folding patio door to rear yard.
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General Contractor:  Tom Redmond Construction, Novato