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Marin

Historical Homestead. Stunning Restoration of Dominican Home Hints of Days Gone By
By: 
P. J. Bremier
Photography: 
Barbara Ries
April 2008

Weaver kept the exterior true to its heritage, preserving its original windows, painting the shingles a classica shade of smoky gray and the trim in a smart black, and playing up the painted veranda in front. A garage converted into a pool house/media room was also carefully remodeled to honor the residence's architecture. Brick-and-bluestone patios wend their way around the house and across the pool terrace and are softened by plantings of Japanese maples, abutillion, camellias and rhodeodendrons.

Inside, Weaver painted the woodwork white for a fresh, light look and laid light-stained, quarter-sawn oak flooring in the formal front rooms and aged pine in the casual family room and kitchen. A thick cream-colored abaca carpet covers the floor upstairs.