Project At-a-Glance

  • budget-friendly
  • new living room
  • new den
  • new bathroom
  • remodeled kitchen

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Mid-Century Modern on a Budget

David and Sonia wanted an extensive remodel and addition for their 1951 ranch-style home, but had very specific budget parameters. They needed a contractor who could collaborate closely with them and architect Jonathan Perlman from Elevation Architects to update the home without losing its mid-century modern feel—and without going over budget. “Jonathan highly recommended Rich, and they had worked together on at least three other projects in Los Altos,” says Sonia.


Rich added a new living room, den and bathroom, and remodeled the kitchen, laundry room and entry, incorporating high-quality materials like rift-sawn Ash and Walnut cabinetry and India Mist slate—while helping David and Sonia make decisions along the way and keep costs in check. The result? A home they absolutely love and an experience that was as pain-free as any remodel/addition can be.

“We knew many people who did similar projects and were so stressed out and unhappy,” says Sonia. “We had an entirely different experience and most of that was due to Rich. It’s still hard to make all the decisions that a remodel requires, but we never worried about the quality of the work or the prices we were paying. The peace of mind that working with Rich brought was priceless.”