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They restored a "botched" bungalow.

INSENSITIVE REMODELING had botched this house, one of only two surviving bungalows designed by distinguished Bay Area architect Louis C. Mullgardt. Window seats and bookcases had been town out, redwood paneling covered with gypsum board, windows closed up or rescaled, and plate rails and other Craftsmanera details obliterated.

Owner Robert Stein interviewed descendants of the original owners to piece together working drawings. Duther's cautious "excavations" exposed original features that helped fill gaps.

Restored and updated areas draw on the same vocabulary of materials, creating a coherent whole that honors Mullgardt while accommodating a modern lifestyle. Salvaged materials were scarce, so local craftsmen were hired to re-create crucial details.

"No attempt was made to impose the architect's personality on the original house," said juror Goldstein. "All changes were appropriate, and lovingly detailed."
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Title Annotation:1991-1992 Western Home Awards
Publication:Sunset
Date:Oct 1, 1991
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