Located in quaint Larkspur—a town just about 15 miles across the Golden Gate Bridge from downtown San Francisco—this 1985 Victorian home is full of charm. But, when homeowners Jon and Carol Knorpp first bought the home, it wasn't suited for modern living. The home is one of Larkspur's oldest and is filled with turn-of-the-century touches, with ornate moldings and a broad front porch. Though lovely and large in scale, the house lacked the open living spaces the Knorpp's loved. "Like any classic Victorian, the house was chopped up with lots of little rooms. It had a very formal feel," says Carol.
The family quickly brought in architect Ken Linsteadt to create a home to fit their casual, comfortable lifestyle. The end result is a home that's classic, but with a modern twist.