jameshillarchitect | Belvedere Residence, Marin County

Belvedere Residence, Marin County

A charming hillside home from the 20’s housed a series of dark interior spaces while ignoring spectacular views.  A new stairway and sunlit window dormer  reconnect the three floors. The dark basement is transformed into three bright bedrooms with yard access. At the main level. a rear addition opens the living spaces to each other and to two new entertaining decks capturing views of Mount Tamalpais.  Avoiding the monster home look, the home expands from three to six bedrooms while maintaining its original roofline.  Traditional elements of cottage windows, dormer and picket rail build on the home’s existing character and the character of the community while new decks and terraces root the home firmly to its surroundings.