Whole-House Remodeling

Nature's Path

A warm color palette, contrasting materials, and an open floor plan combine to create this inviting space. The homeowners gave the designers a general wish list that included a family room, entry, and deck, then gave them the freedom to create.

The designers produced a plan that relocates the entry to the side of the house to link it to the garage. They also opened the existing breezeway roof to flood light into a serene entry formed with slatted screens, moss, and stepping-stones. A plaster wall in deep melon draws visitors into the slate-tiled foyer.

David Duncan Livingston

Category: Whole-house remodeling, $150,000 to $300,000

Location: Tiburon, Calif.

Contractor: Robert Guild, Robert Guild General Contractor, Kentfield, Calif.

Designers: Steve House, Sony Sotinsky, Emily Hodgdon, House + House Architects, San Francisco

Landscape designer: Christine Swanson, Christine Swanson Garden Design, Berkeley, Calif.

REMODELING Design Awards 2003