A NEW KITCHEN TABLE HELPED TO STEER
ONE KENTFIELD COUPLE TOWARD CUSTOM
FURNISHINGS WITH A MODERNIST SLANT.
FOR ROBYN DABORA and her husband, David, who is a financier and
money manager, moving from San Anselmo to a more rural part of Marin
made perfect sense because they love the outdoors.
In their early 50s and originally from small college towns (she is
from Kentucky, he from Connecticut), the sports-minded couple also
wanted to share a semblance of their childhood with their high-school-age children, Rachel and Josh.
They found a spot to build on, just outside Kentfield, in an ideal neighborhood where coastal oak and redwood trees thrive, grasses turn golden
in the summer, and coyotes and foxes roam free.
Their plans never included “an ultra-modern structure,” Robyn
says. With the help of architect Kevin Killen of the San Francisco firm
EHDD, they envisioned a relatively simple, eco-friendly wood frame
ranch house with gabled and shed roofs on their three-acre property.
Unlike their former colonial-style home, the new 4,600-square-foot
cedar wood-clad house hearkens back to the updated gabled barn forms
that the late architect Joe Esherick, who co-founded EHDD, introduced
at Sea Ranch during the 1960s.