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Architect Sarah Robinson believes that homes should be inspiring as well as practical. Living in a home built or remodeled by Robinson will likely mean that you will not only have a home that is functional for your daily life, but will also inspire you to live that life more fully. This Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture graduate accomplishes such a lofty goal in many ways, including consideration of how to marry a building site with the building's design.

When she tackled the remodel of a Northern California midcentury modern home, she considered the home's physical location — the side of a hill nestled amongst redwoods and oak trees. The home's original design was blessed with good design, including a classic midcentury-modern design, and mahogany cabinetry, doors, and paneling throughout the structure.


To see a gallery of photos showing this home's remodel,

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Robinson and her team added 1,200 square feet of space to the existing home without adding any space to the building's footprint. This meant that the home's outdoor space was preserved, while adding valuable space for the family to spread out. The remodel features a vaulted ceiling with a huge dormer that filters light while ensuring privacy, expanses of glass, and a bathroom that opens to the outdoor space. Check out the gallery to explore this beautiful home.


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karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
I LOVE this.
emalove emalove 8 years
It's great--love it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Amazing!!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
WOW! That is my dream home.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
What an AMAZING house. There is something about the wood that gives it a homey feel. I am a huge fan of anything modern that doesn't feel too sparse and unlivable. I wish there was a closer up photo in the kitchen. There's something interesting going on with the back wall. Some sort of swirls or spirals.
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