Renovating of one of the historic homes in Los Altos

980 Covington Historic home

The year is 1906.

Just as Los Altos began to resemble a city, Edwin Emerson, a Bostonian, completed construction of an East Coast Shingle-style house on the corner of Emerson and Mira Monte roads, today’s Covington Road and Miramonte Avenue. It was the farmhouse for his 70-acre fruit ranch and took four years to build because he had trouble finding a contractor who could read his architectural drawings.

Contemporary Palo Alto home

Palo Alto Home

Contemporary Palo Alto Home A modern aesthetic, abundance of light, exposed wood edges and quirky elements attracted the new owners to their Palo Alto home. Circular window frames here and there, and none of the rooms is in a rectangular shape. However, while the unique style pleased and the size was fine, the interior layout left something to be desired. …