This project is a careful remodel of a 3,000 square foot home in Menlo Park that had a quirky makeover done by a prior owner, which involved inward angled walls, a circular window and shingle siding. Due to a strict budget, we decided to keep the shingles, clean up the exterior elements—with the major change being a new trellis over the garage door, and push the entry forward to enlarge the existing cramped entry hallway.
The new entry is a two-story light filled volume with glass and views to the backyard. A simple straight run of steel and maple stairs invites you up, or cantilevered shelves draws you into the living and family rooms. The master bathroom was cosmetically facelifted with new tile, cabinets and shower enclosure. In the rear yard the existing pool received a new travertine paver surround with simple fence hiding pool service equipment.
Photography by John Sutton