This house is about its location, perched atop a hill with uninterrupted views of San Francisco and Mt. Tamalpais. Its scale and design bear the country lodge moniker.

Dining Room and View, interior

Our clients were attracted to the scale and presence of the building and wanted to create a home to raise a family.

Kitchen Table and Art Wall, interior
Living Room and Fireplace, interior

Although it retains its classical appeal and volume, the house had previously been poorly renovated by previous owners and felt too traditional and stuffy. Our clients understood the friendliness that existed in the building, but felt that it could be moderated and modernized for today’s lifestyle. The clients came to Richardson Pribuss with the challenge of renovating the house and transforming it into a timeless and elegant design.

Kitchen, interior
Kitchen, interior

Layers from previous renovations were edited, preserving elements when appropriate. Details were reinterpreted, and interior spaces were reconfigured.

Living Room to Dining Room and Deck with View, interior
Entry Area and Staircase, interior
Hallway, interior

We created new openings for more oversized doors and windows, celebrating the connection with the oak woodlands outside, and allowing for improved airflow.

Bedroom and View, interior
Bathroom Vanity, interior
Shower, interior

Large structural columns were returned to their natural wood tones, reintroducing needed warmth and cohesion with nature.

Bathroom with Shower and Vanity, interior

The interiors were updated extensively, paying homage to the classic lodge ethos and focusing on using modernized details combined with old-world craft. After much care was taken in the improvement, the house is a grand lodge reimagined for the modern lifestyle.

Interior Design by CM Natural Designs, Corine Maggio

Photos by Aaron Leitz

Swimming Pool and View, exterior


  • Richardson Pribuss Architects and CM Natural Designs reimagine a Mill Valley lodge for modern living. Featured in Luxe Interiors + Design.
  • Richardson Pribuss and CM Natural Designs create a modern and warm home in Mill Valley. Our Lodge Reimagined featured in Elle Décor Spain.