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A Converted Barn Becomes Designer Glenda Martin's Legacy

Martin loved Japanese design because of its minimalist approach and tenet of blending architecture with nature. With that in mind, she built a deck off the kitchen. "She would go here to create," says her daughter Jessica Martin (pictured)

A Converted Barn Becomes Designer Glenda Martin's Legacy


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Interior designer Glenda Martin worked on the offices of some of Silicon Valley's largest tech companies and, later, on the luxurious homes of the people who founded them. But what she considered her best work was her smallest-a 650-square-foot barn-turned-house that she designed for herself in Sonoma County. Halfway through the six-month project, Martin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She lived in the home for only eight months before passing away. Through the windows Martin had carefully placed at each end of her bedroom, her family could see the sun setting in the west and a full moon rising in the east.