Suburban Living

  • AIA Home Tour 2013, Marin Edition: Dominican Sisters House of Formation

    Yes, that's "sisters" as in Maria von Trapp. As designed by Van Meter Williams of Pollack LLP, this communal home is ecologically sound (with a LEED Gold rating and a drought-resistant meditative…   See the Image

  • AIA Home Tour 2013, Marin Edition: Headquarters

    You'd be surprised how exhausting it is — physically and emotionally — to tramp around someone's exquisite digs. For respite, tourists were invited to Talampie in Mill Valley, designed by CCS…   See the Image

  • AIA Home Tour 2013, Marin Edition: The Shack

    A weekend getaway in Ross went from "meh" to "yeah!" with a renovation that uncovered Douglas fir beams, redwood walls and a Sonoma stone fireplace. Out went the walls, in came a more open floor…   See the Image

  • AIA Home Tour 2013, Marin Edition: Multicellular House

    In a fresh concept from Koji Tsutsui & Associates, this house is a "conceptual village" in which rooms link together in unpredictable ways, following the sloped landscape's contours and…   See the Image

  • AIA Home Tour 2013, Marin Edition: Liberty Dock

    Sausalito houseboats have been on the reclaimed wood train since way back when it was called "abandoned boats you could jerry-rig." This floating gem, designed by David Spurgeon, reimagines the form:…   See the Image

  • AIA Home Tour 2013, Marin Edition: House on the Bay

    In this spectacular waterfront home in Tiburon, designed by Andrea Ponsi with Jensen Architects, four wings meet around a courtyard-cum-art-gallery, descending gently, terrace by terrace, to meet the…   See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Side Yard

    Houses designed by the developer Joseph Eichler hold a particular fascination for Bay Area residents. They represent the best of midcentury-modern design, and a new wave of retro-minded…   Read the Article

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Kitchen With Island

    Listed at $949,000, this family-friendly home might be the perfect Eichler.   See the Gallery

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Back Yard

    Published 10/11/13
    Lucas Valley Eichler: Back Yard

    A Cedarworks play structure made of no-splinter wood creates an inviting clubhouse over soft wood shavings.    See the Image

  • Lucas Valley Eichler: Blue Bedroom

    The neighborhood is particularly family-friendly, in the coveted Dixie school system.    See the Image