Northern California 1970s Cabin | Apartment therapy

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Name: Michele Miller, husband, children, two Siamese cats
Location: Davis, California
Type of accommodation: House
Size: 1890 square meters
Years lived in: 1 year 6 months, owned

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Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: We were so excited to buy our home in this solar village that focuses on building community bonds. When the house came up for sale during the pandemic, we jumped at the chance to own a slice. The house was very worn, so we had to paint, sand and rehabilitate almost every square meter. We use every square meter in our home and the common garden area. And we love 1970s and 1980s Northern California architecture.

There are many physical imperfections that we allowed to remain even when we started renovating the house (for example, some cracked Italian floor tiles). This allowance is mostly due to our budgetary constraints, but also that we don’t mind honoring the home’s original utility and palette.

The home features warm colored wood, warm colored tiles and abundant outdoor light from the parsonage. We have continued to renovate with a warm color taste in mind. Accessories are a mix of vintage 1970s and current modern finishes.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Cabin from the 1970s in Northern California

What is your favorite room and why? Outside! I love being surrounded by plants.

Any tips for creating a home you love? As everyone says, go to garage and estate sales for vintage items.

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