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Pole Residence in Larkspur, California / John Lum Architecture

Pole Residence in Larkspur, California by John Lum Architecture

Architects: John Lum Architecture
Project: Pole Residence
Interior Design: Mansfield & O’Neil
Location: Larkspur, California, United States
Photography: Paul Dyer

From the architect: Our clients loved their location and were very satisfied with the size of their house located in a sylvan setting of Larkspur; however, they hated the suburban aesthetics of the former house and were tired of its dark, dreary interiors. The complete remodel transformed the Pole Residence into to a light-filled, open plan jewel-box of a house, that now delights and serves the client. The focus of this project was on the quality of the space, not the quantity, allowing higher grade materials while remaining budget conscious.

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The three bedrooms remained where they had been located, while the demising walls between the family, kitchen, living and dining were removed to create a cascading great room, allowing for hill views that were previously blocked by an awkward masonry fireplace and inefficient floor plan.

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Large sliding doors allow access to the existing pool terrace, and a dramatic linear skylight traces the former closed off hallway flooding the interior of the house with daylight. A painted wood wall distinguishes the private areas (laundry, study and bedrooms) from the public areas while adding textural interest. The exterior of the Pole Residence is a restrained modern statement, with natural wood soffits and generous windows, allowing the house to blend into its wooded site, creating an updated Larkspur vibe.

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