Featured in Dwell Magazine online, we constructed this modern and sleek structure for Seth and Melissa Hanley of Design Blitz, an SF Based architecture firm. The owners call this unique structure a “Shudio” a tongue in cheek reference to the former glum potting shed that previously occupied the space where the new open and airy studio sits. The Shudio features a cedar ceiling, ample glass, apple-ply interior cladding and a metal standing seam roof. The barn doors on either side of the structure can be opened up to allow guests and party goers to flow through the structure while enjoying an al-fresco cocktail in the couple’s backyard.
Photos by Melissa Hanley.
Sebastopol Shed Conversion
This gorgeous, sleek and modern 2 bedroom was created from an old RV storage shed and shop. Some features include a 10’x10′ fully insulated glass and aluminum roll up door, a polished concrete slab, and a simple and modern kitchen from Ikea.
We can turn any old space into a fully functional and gorgeous addition to your property. Get in touch to learn more about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU).
Mill Valley Remodel
This extensive remodel in Mill Valley consisted of gutting the majority of the first floor of the residence back to the studs, removing and relocating walls, and adding a few beams to open up the floorplan. All new finishes were installed including custom cabinetry, new flooring throughout, new energy efficient Marvin doors and windows, new appliances, tile and paint. This home was located down a hillside (about 45 stair steps down a winding garden path) which made access a fun challenge for the Redwood Builders team.
The new and improved kitchen features top of the line appliances and custom cabinets made locally in Sonoma County.
A view of the opened up kitchen from the entryway / living area. The former space was divided by a wall where the sink is currently located.
Wolf range with custom Boosblock prep area to the left side.
A view of the new layout of the kitchen space. The majority of the 1st floor of the house was gutted back to the studs.
Flying the old tub out with the crane.
The old kitchen was closed off from the rest of the house with a full height wall. The new layout has the sink at the back wall where the refrigerator used to be.
Light, airy, and modern meets cozy in this Sebastopol master bathroom remodel. The design features a variety of hard tile surfaces and glass set in contrast to warmer wood tones. The owners replaced their dated 1960’s style master bathroom with an expanded version that included a large walk-in glass enclosed shower, a deep soaking tub, and a double vanity.
Barn Made Studio
This structure started out as a typical storage and shop barn space, then the creative owners (both artists and musicians) came up with the concept to transform their dusty barn into a usable gallery and music studio space. The project consisted of a new roof, a colored concrete topping slab, spray foam insulation, new interior tongue and groove wall cladding, and the creation of an interior vestibule with wood and glass french doors. The old rusted corrugated metal roof material was re-purposed on the ceiling of the barn and outside of the entry vestibule to add to the overall aesthetic.
The unique challenge for this project was access to the site and the limited space available for construction. We fit a 275 square foot granny unit between the minimum setbacks of the property line on 2 sides and the existing main home on a third side. The small but efficient unit maximizes space by utilizing a large storage loft and an open studio style floor plan. This granny unit has a full bathroom, a combo under-counter clothes washer/dryer, an efficient kitchen, and a super efficient hybrid electric water heater and a split system heater/air conditioner.