Von der Porten

San Carlos, CA

This extensive remodeling took a neglected two story house and transformed it into a contemporary home. The open ground floor plan retained the existing structure while enlarging the living spaces and adding an open stairwell. The original plain exterior was transformed with craftsman style detailing of horizontal siding, articulated windows, wide trim and decorative trusses. The entry was articulated with a small covered porch and a new front door, while preserving a large heritage oak tree. The end result was the realization of the Von der Porten's vision for their home.

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