“MY PORCH IS BETTER THAN YOUR PORCH,”
the owner of this Jared Polsky– and Paul Wiseman–designed
Kentfield house says to his brother, every chance he gets.
The reason it’s worth arguing over? His brother’s got a Robert A.M. Stern–designed porch, something that in any context
would be highly covetable. So there’s a little bit of laid-back
California versus historically inflected East Coast competition
going on. But this is more than a West vs. East architecture
fight. It’s a testament to this porch, the owner’s favorite part
of this house, finished seven years ago but still feeling as fresh
and inviting as the day the family first walked on it.
WHEN BROTHERS WITH DIFFERENT
STYLES COMPETE OVER ARCHITECTURAL
DETAILS, EVERYBODY WINS.
BY EVA HAGBERG FISHER
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MATTHEW MILLMAN