Oldie to goodie | January 11, 2019 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Real Estate - January 11, 2019

Oldie to goodie

Addition keeps best of home's bones while modernizing it

by Carol Blitzer | photos Jim McFall

Coved ceilings, double rows of glass blocks, oak flooring and arched doorways were among the architectural details that convinced one Palo Alto couple to purchase their 1939 Southgate home in 2005, but by the time their kids came along, the family was bursting at the seams.

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Freelance writer Carol Blitzer can be emailed at carolgblitzer@gmail.com. Goals: Expand home but retain architectural details Year built: 1939 Size of house, lot: Originally three bedrooms, one bath; 1,812 sf (including house/garage); now four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 3,567 sf (2,707 house/garage + 860 sf basement) on 6,536 sf lot. Time to complete remodel: 15 months Budget: About $1 million Architect: Jim McFall, McFall Architecture, Palo Alto, 650-327-3100; mcfallarch.com Contractor: Page & Pio Construction, Inc., Palo Alto; 650-493-1881 Windows: Blomberg Windows, San Francisco; 415-658-7776; blombergwindows.com


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