They say the cobbler’s children have no shoes, but if that truism were always apt, Scott Kalmbach’s kids would be living in tents. Instead, Finn, 16, and his sister Remy, 13, roam around a rustic-modern two-story house filled with fun artifacts like animal bones and a reclaimed wasp’s nest. When they get bored, there’s the yard, which their dad, a real estate agent and serial house renovator, compares to a Costa Rican adventure park. Maybe it’s the zip line over the creek in back, which Remy uses to get to school.
Shown: The artfully battered island started out in one of Scott Kalmbach’s furniture stores. It’s now the focal point of his family’s renovated kitchen, where soapstone, marble, and porcelain-tile surfaces blend with exposed posts and a reclaimed old-growth-redwood ceiling.
Salvaged redwood: McMullin Sawmill
Paint: Normandy (cabinets); Benjamin Moore
Faucet: Watermark Designs