Magazine article Sunset

Three Times as Big, but That's Not All; New Master Suite, Dining Room, Family Room ... All without Overwhelming the 36-Year-Old House

Magazine article Sunset

Three Times as Big, but That's Not All; New Master Suite, Dining Room, Family Room ... All without Overwhelming the 36-Year-Old House

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"Triple the size, but make the changes seamlessly." Those were Laurie and David Bailard's goals when they decided to remodel their two-bedroom, one-bath house. Though the T-shaped house was modest (only 1,000 square feet), its lot was quite generous, and the Bailards felt they could add a master bedroom suite, formal dining room, informal sitting or family room, and entry hall without overwhelming it. The remodel's design treats both the original house and the 2,000-square-foot addition (including garage) as parts of a larger whole. It's an expansive contemporary version of a Craftsman-style bungalow, inspired by the work of brothers Charles and Henry Greene in Pasadena in the early 1900s. Architect Edgar R. Dethlefsen of Portola Valley, California, expanded the kitchen and replaced the existing carport with a dining room. Opposite this wing, he added a detached garage, which opens to a covered walkway leading to the new master suite beside the living room. …

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