This four story 1880’s craftsman-style summer home owned by Paul Wiseman and his partner Richard Snyder is located in the heart of Mill Valley’s historic Redwood Grove neighborhood. The structure was in need of a complete restoration and required a keen sensitivity to the building’s historic character. Wiseman brought us onto his team because of our past experiences working together on historic residences and our comfort in navigating the requirements of city planning departments while preserving the important character of this hillside home.
Working closely with Paul and Richard over the course of six years, we provided multiple design studies, construction/permit drawings and construction observation services as well as procuring planning and building permits. The completed project’s exterior includes a new cedar shake skin, new windows, a new chimney and a new roof. Updated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as well as seismic upgrades were designed to minimize their aesthetic impact on the building’s traditional interiors designed by Paul Wiseman.