A project largely about excavating history, the renovation of Water 2 took a 1930s fisherman cottage and a 1960s apartment duplex and merged them into a single-family home. In order to preserve key components of the space, a careful demolition process took place to uncover the history of the home.

It was important to incorporate elements of the original architecture into the transformation of the space. This was accomplished by repurposing the original redwood siding into parts of the house and incorporating diagonal sheathing as a textural element in the interior. Today the home serves as an eloquent acknowledgment of the balance between modern, open space and the significant history behind the historic form.


Tiburon, CA

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4,200 sqft.