MARIN COUNTY, CA
Located in a small wooded valley, the Anderson House began in the early 1900s as a one-room cottage, and grew into a modest agglomeration of additions and remodels. In designing our generation’s iteration of the house, we found it important to preserve its history, as we reorganized its internal relationships and provided new opportunities for relating to the landscape.
The new Master and Guest Room Suite, accommodated in a new second story, rises as a series of roofs above the low-slung body of the original house. The addition is set off from the lower floor by a wrap-around skylight and clerestory that traces a spiraling path the unfolds as it captures light and framed views of the surrounding hills; ascending and culminating in the Master Bedroom which opens to a long view across the valley.