This new home is located in the East Bay hills and overlooks the undeveloped land of Claremont canyon. The design explores the use of Cor-ten steel, black metal panels and cast in place concrete in a collage-like composition of forms.
This project is a 600 sf addition to an existing home in the Berkeley hills. Our design focus was on creating a new great room opening onto the level rear yard and its heritage oak
This project updates a modern house from the 1950’s. Re-orienting the entry door and expanding the house on the east and west increase the footprint and provide a spacious master area. A massive bay window floods the kitchen with daylight and offers views to the large oak trees surrounding the site. Large sliding doors increase the connection to the enlarged pool and patio area.
This project in Noe Valley involves only a small addition and is primarily focussed on opening the home to the views over and beyond the rear yard
This project uses extensive glazing in a relatively simple box like massing. The use of a metal scrim mounted to the exterior both animates the design and allows modulation of interior privacy
This project is situated on a gently sloping, meadow site in Sea Ranch California. The house centers around a large outdoor room protected from strong ocean winds. An emphasis on the indoor / outdoor connection dominates the design and a 2nd story office offers a view of the Pacific Ocean.
The Woodside Hill House is located in a large parcel off Skyline Blvd at the crest of the San Mateo County hills. Our design concept is a shed roofed building that follows the slope of the hill.
This project is an addition and remodel of an existing one story bungalow. Our design focus was on creating a two story atrium space to open the primary circulation and living spaces to the yard area at the rear of the home
This home in Mill Valley is located on a very steep hillside site. Our scope includes a remodel of the majority of the interior. On the exterior we are updating and simplifying the massing and materials of the existing architecture
This home is massed as two wings separated by a glazed two story volume that serves as a dining room below and circulation above. The open center connects the home to both the front and rear yards
This new home is located on a heavily wooded upslope site in the Berkeley Hills. The design challenge was siting the home to both adapt to the steep grade and preserve the mature oak trees. The design that emerged kept the footprint of the building small and well back off the street to be above the most significant trees. Exterior materials are keyed to the colors of the oak bark and foliage further reinforcing the sense of place of this unique site. A large rock outcrop anchors the upslope side of the site plan and provides a centerpiece of intimate views to the back patios and landscape