The Horton Residence started off as a simple, rectangular 500 sq ft addition to the owner’s existing 600 sq ft home in west Sebastopol, CA. Originally built in 1942 as a summer home for the family, the house now serves as our client’s primary residence. From the outset it was clear that this project had the potential to be something more than a simple addition, and that the whole house could be transformed into something very special. Among redwoods and in a stunning location adjacent to a seasonal creek, we took the opportunity to celebrate the setting and create a peaceful retreat for the owners.
During demolition of the existing siding it became clear that existing structure was also in desperate need of attention and the contractor ultimately re-framed the entire home! All completed on a tight budget (+/- $200/ft) and reflecting the owner’s rustic taste, the style of this home is what we refer to as “cabin chic.”
Note: Photography completed prior to the install of guardrails at the front deck.
Before and after images reveal a radical transformation from humble cabin to modern home.