But 10 years and 2 kids later, the Pauleys were in desperate need of more storage, more room to move, and, most of all, a revamped kitchen. Coincidentally, “at work, we were updating Andy’s house for Toy Story 3,” Bob says. “Of course, adjusting walls and paint colors in a virtual home is much easier—and less expensive—than in a real one.”
Given the house’s historic style, all design decisions fell back on What would the builders have done with today’s materials? “We want to stay true to the house,” says MaryJane, who worked closely with architect Alex Bergtraun on the plans. “We felt a responsibility to do our part, to keep it going for the next century.”
Design by Alex Bergtraun, Studio Bergtraun (studiobergtraun.com or 510/652-0612).