Before and After: From 'Motel Style' to Modern

Before and After: From 'Motel Style' to Modern

Lily Gahagan
Feb 23, 2009

The primer coated, plywood exterior and latticework railings of this home on the San mateo County coast led future buyer Katie Morford to dub it "the Motel". See the "after" photos after the jump, including a beautiful interior shot of the property's tent cabin (stunning)...

Architect Andrew Mann managed to beautify the house without resorting to a demo, which was out of the budget. Instead, he covered the plywood with red cedar tongue-in-groove siding, added more windows, and spread out the stair runs on the new wraparound deck. The result, including the tent cabin, below, is less motel and more sunny, restorative retreat. Can we book a room?

See the SF Chronicle article here.

Images: Sharon Risedorph and Andrew Mann

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