This Mid-Century Carmel home, designed by Mark Mills, had undergone extensive remodels including removal of key support beams. Given that and other structural modifications, the house was caving in. Our job was to save it. Like many homes of that period, this ‘50s classic featured a generous amount of redwood. We saved the wood, sanded off the thick marine varnish, re-planed it and used this and other existing materials to reconfigure the house. The under-the-house garage was kept to save space and a deck now adorns the view side. The updated home features large picture windows that take maximum advantage of surrounding vistas. Stainless steel components and high-weather sills on sliding glass doors guard against driving rain. The open living plan and light colored ceilings invite in the abundant natural light.