A Shipshape Makeover for a 1903 Cottage
A 1903 cottage gets a neat-and-trim makeover inspired by its bayside location
Privacy-Enhancing Curb Appeal for a Street-Facing House
Like many young couples, Alicia and Casey Leach, veterans of San Francisco's tech industry, traded an apartment for a house when it came time to start a family. They fell in love with a 1903 cottage in nearby Sausalito, captivated by its small-town charm and bay views. Lucky for them, the one-story house with an unfinished attic also came with plans for expansion that had already been approved by the city. "It felt like it was supposed to be a one-bedroom house," says Alicia, "but over its hundred years it had been remodeled into a two-bedroom." Within three years of moving in, the couple had both a toddler and a newborn. "The house got really cramped," she says.
Shown: A lattice fence and an arch above the front gate boost the home's curb appeal and create a bit of privacy for a house that sits right on the street. The gray shingles and white trim were chosen to suggest a New England sea captain's house.
Architect: Nori Whisenand, Deer Creek Studio, Nevada City, CA;
Interior designer: Stephanie Wolter, Wolter Designs; 415-425-6335
Contractor: Paradigm Concrete & Construction, Inc., Antioch, CA;
Paint (siding): C2's Jailhouse Rock
Windows: Andersen Windows