2013 Marin Living: Home Tours
Online sales to our Marin Living: Home Tours have ended. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Home Tours Headquarters, Tamalpie Pizzeria located at 475 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, starting at 9:00 am Saturday, May 18. For questions day of the tour, please call 415-738-5520.
Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, San Francisco and Marin Living: Home Tours is the first tour series of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The annual program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Marin and San Francisco.
Projects are showcased via an open house format. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living. Learn about the featured projects below and click on the links to view more images and information.
The 2013 Marin Living: Home Tours features residences located in Mill Valley, Tiburon, Ross and San Rafael. Participating firms include Jensen Architects, Andrea Ponsi, Koji Tsutsui & Associates, Jon Brody, Van Meter Williams Pollack and Feldman Architecture and a Sausalito houseboat by David Spurgeon.
House on the Bay
Architect of Record: Jensen Architects / Jensen & Macy Architects
Koji Tsutsui & Associates
Architect of Record:
Dominican Sisters House of Formation
Van Meter Williams Pollack
View project slideshows and learn more about the design of each residence:
May 1 - 18
Online sales end at 4:00 pm, May 17. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Home Tours Headquarters starting at 9:00 am Saturday, May 18. For questions on the day of the tour, please call 415-738-5520.
We recommend purchasing your tickets early as this event frequently sells out! Due to the hilly nature of the terrain, featured projects are not ADA accessible.
Home Tours Headquarters
CCS Architecture designed the modern-meets-rustic Tamalpie Pizzeria on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley. Throughout the day, participants can pick up or purchase tickets at the headquarters. A single 40-foot timber beam salvaged from a former redwood tree creates the iconic signage outside, piercing through the façade to the kitchen inside. An all glass façade creates maximum transparency between the main dining room and the outside dining terrace. Inside, a fully open kitchen with counter-seating showcases the pizza making in action.
The main dining room features custom tables made of skidding planks along steel beams which catalyze social interaction, much like a community table, yet with flexibility to push apart for individual seating. Interior finishes include reclaimed wood, concrete, and brushed stainless steel.
Join us for a lecture with Italian architect Andrea Ponsi, designer of House on the Bay, one of the homes on this year's tour. Ponsi will discuss his career and work, which includes architecture and city planning, design, painting and writing, and has been published in international magazines ( Domus, Interni, Wallpaper) and the subject of solo and group shows (Museo della Triennale in Milan, Venice Biennale). In 2000 he won the international competition for the design of the Palos Verdes Art Center in Los Angeles.
The Architects’ Forum provides an overview of the featured projects on this year’s Marin Living: Home Tours. During this educational panel, architects will discuss their design philosophies and the overall design and construction process for each home.
Home Tours Committee
Paul Adamson, FAIA
Bonnie Bridges, AIA
Mark English, AIA
Nilus de Matran, Assoc. AIA
Lise de Vito, Assoc. AIA
Morgan Pierce, AIA
Cecilia Quezada, AIA
Sarah Willmer, AIA