As Metropolitan Home's web site continues its countdown to Met Home of the Year, two Bay Area abodes have snagged spots as finalists. Both homes demonstrate the kind of innovation we like to think we're known for around here. Yesterday's winner, a "green" renovation of a sixties bungalow on Mount Tam, incorporates its wooded surroundings to the fullest. And the San Francisco home featured today was a movie theater in its previous life. More photos and details of the projects after the jump...
Architect Sarah Robinson, who designed the renovation of the Marin home for her family, fell in love with the location of the house, nestled among redwoods and oaks. It needed a lot of work, but she recognized its good mid-century bones, and designed a transformation using sustainable materials. In an effort to curb waste and pay homage to the house's original storyline, she managed to re-use eighty percent of the original building material.
This cinema-turned-loft in the city obviously has a much more industrial feel, but shares the Marin home's high windows and washes of light. Playful design touches, like a pair of model airplanes hanging from the ceiling and large, leggy plants, warm up the space. Vast concrete walls provide a lovely backdrop for the owner's extensive art collection.
Read more about these homes and the other Met Home Winners on PointClickHome.
Also check out Lily's recent post on Met Home's "Swankiest Small Space" Winner.