This Palo Alto home originally had a more traditional design, fitted with a lot of dark paneled wood and closed-off rooms. DesignPad completely renovated the two-story home and added a bedroom to the top floor.
The goal of the project was to open up the interiors, add light and make the spaces more streamlined. We worked closely with Vaso Peritos Interior Design to provide beautiful designs. On the exterior, we focused on updating the design and providing more modern detailing, while meeting the challenge of the city of Palo Alto’s strict planning codes.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.