The Hillside Courtyard House is a remodel of a midcentury home on a steeply sloping site in Marin County. As one descends the property they pass through multiple thresholds of privacy. Each step leading further toward calmness and seclusion.
Reorganization of the plan sought strategic connections between indoors and outdoors as well as the interior spaces. The linear kitchen connects to the dining and living room to the courtyard to increase the indoor/outdoor quality. The master suite increases the flow between the bedroom and the master bath. Textured tiles highlight the changing light and shadow from above, while the frosted shower glass borrows light from, and creates a connection of shadows and movement with the master bedroom.
Photography by Bruce Damonte