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The title of Diablo magazine's feature about this total makeover of an older Orinda ranch house was "Orinda Ranch House Redux".
The clients bought this house for its large lot with level back yard play space. The design goals were to bring in lots of light, keep materials simple and light-colored, fix the circulation problems, and add about 1200 square feet to the house.
The new entry features a mitered hardwood floor pattern meeting under white ceiling baffles that distribute light from a skylight above.