The old exterior of this house in Mill Valley, California, doesn’t really look too bad until you realize it’s the front of the house and not the back.
It was kind of a hodgepodge of styles, windows, and doors with no clear entry.
So the homeowners hired residential designer Leigha Heydt to give it some curb appeal with a front porch and shingled-cottage style.
Heydt says, “When they found this home, it was an outdated, modern lodge-style home with two bedrooms and two baths that had not been updated since the 1980s.”
She describes the new exterior as having both “Craftsman shingle style and Spanish Colonial influences.”
For interior photos and more information about the project by Heydt Designs,
read the article on Houzz. Photos by David Duncan Livingston.