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Step Inside a Gloriously Rebuilt 1970s Hilltop Home

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All photos by <a href="">Russell Abraham</a> via <a href="">Dezeen</a>
All photos by Russell Abraham via Dezeen

Perched above San Francisco Bay with uninterrupted views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the circa-'70s Garay Residence in Tiburon, California was already pretty blessed. But more recently, as long-time owners grew out of the existing space, they enlisted local firm Swatt Miers Architects to rebuild and extend the place, adding another 2,000 square feet to the roughly 3,200-square-foot home. The redesign process kept very little of the old house, but the outcome couldn't be more impressive.

While the original house has been transformed into a bedroom wing, the glassy new space protruding towards the pool introduces an open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area with astounding views (even on foggy days!) Dezeen has the full gallery.

· California home by Swatt Miers Architects faces out over San Francisco Bay [Dezeen]