Houzz at a Glance
Location: Mill Valley, California
Size: 3,000 square feet (278 square meters); 4 bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms
The front of the house certainly calls to mind an East Coast agrarian building. The textured wood lining the covered entry contrasts with the traditional white siding that has become synonymous with farm structures around the country. “I wanted to provide some elements that were quirky and surprising — you could call them follies,” says Linsteadt. “Here the front door is the same material as the entry siding — it blends in so seamlessly, you almost have to look for it. It’s kind of a speakeasy element.” Look carefully, and you’ll see the front door to the left.
Steel windows: Architectural Ironworks
Chairs: Oly; fireplace surround: Absolute Black granite
Windows in both sets of shelves lighten things up and add a connection to the outdoors.
Shelving paint: Heather Gray, Benjamin Moore