Bayside residence

After purchasing a new 1970s California-style vacation property in 2011, the owners realized their home needed more than just a coat of paint. Facing the bay, with three acres of woods in back, the house lacked views of its rustic surroundings.

Collaborating with the owners and HD Architecture, we generated ideas organically, agreeing on a concept that balanced the different aesthetics of the couple. She is a dancer who likes serenity, simplicity, and elegance. He is a tax attorney who collects objects for display.

We moved windows and added a rooftop deck. We created private bedrooms with master his-and-hers baths. We organized the display of his collections on every wall space. The vacation home is serene and comfortable.

Jeanne Ruddy and Victor Keen