Architect and designer injected new life into Mill Valley shingle house with modern palette
The clients asked Richardson Architects to revamp their new home, one of the oldest houses in Mill Valley, which they bought as a fixer upper for their growing family. Heidi Richardson of Richardson Architects teamed up with Katie Martinez of Katie Martinez Design, who completed the interior of this beautiful shingle house.
“The owners tapped veteran architect, Heidi Richardson, Richardson Architects, to return the rundown property to its former glory as well as adapt the interior for todays more casual lifestyle. The house had been abused with numerous inappropriate additions and renovations over the years. Richardson Architects adjusted interior floor levels to achieve four full stories. A central staircase connects all levels, with the top two floors for bedrooms, the main level for living and entertaining and the lowest level for office and a playroom. A guest cottage is adjacent to the house. For the interiors, the family turned to designer Katie Martinez, who infused the house with a modern palette. Light, bright colors are complemented with darker, moodier accents. Clean, streamlined silhouettes marry with shaker-inspired furnishings and elegant light fixtures. The house is as sophisticated as it is relaxed,” explains Heidi Richardson
- Location: Mill Valley, California
- Size: 4,800 square feet
- Interior design: Katie Martinez Design
- Architect: Richardson Architects
- Photos: Suzanna Scott Photography