Tour a ‘Coastal Cool’ Waterfront Home in Marin County, Remodeled for a Family of Sailors
When a couple who love to sail bought this one-story house in Tiburon in 2016, they knew they were buying it mostly for its location right on a canal that leads to the Bay. It let them have their sailboat docked just steps from the house, but it was obvious the house wasn’t designed for their outdoorsy lifestyle.
“There was only one tiny door that led out to the dock,” says Christie Tyreus the architect who redesigned the house. “The homeowners, plus their racing team, had to trek through the kitchen with wet gear to go in and out. It was definitely not built to accommodate a sailing lifestyle.”
The homeowners lived in the house for 2 years before contacting Tyreus, principal at Tyreus Design Studio, where, for the past 10 years, she has specialized in renovating older homes.