The wild history of the old Barrel House is local lore only and forgotten by now by most. Yet the owners wanted to hold on to the funky wildness of this unique place. Our task was to completely renovate the building and to add a master suite without robbing this place of its NorCal coastal grammar.
Working with contractor Phil Kline (as we so often do) and cabinetmaker Ryan MacMurray we set about on a many-year make-over.
Zinc, Redwood and colored concrete were the primary materials, with lots of Douglas Fir doors, cabinetry, shelves and built-in furniture all handmade by Ryan.
And with arcing retaining walls, we created gardens and an outdoor living space as well.