This 1908 earthquake cottage suffered the ravages of addition. Over time, more than a dozen walls were added to create seven additional rooms in a 1360sf house. Many of these walls and mazelike ramps were removed to provide light throughout the house. Removal of sheet vinyl floor revealed inlaid oak flooring and windows were found after being incased in walls for decades.
Color was explored to enhancing the quality of light and accommodate varying degrees of happiness. A light well was painted grass green to reflect into the dining room. The kitchen walls are pale pink with candy apple red tile and mint green contemporary cabinets. The dining room ceiling is done in redwood slats to create an intimate cabin focusing on the table. The living room and all of the salon style hung artwork reflect the playful demeanor of the owner.