The General Contractor for Very Specific Architects License 677147
The offices of Communication Arts, a graphic design magazine based in Menlo Park. A complete rehab of an existing tilt-up concrete commercial space. Skylights were created, building facades punched open and landscape elements introduced into the building. Remnants of the original building were left in place as reminders of the past use.
A nod to the Mid-Century Eichlers in the Bay Area.
A small home designed to display the owners art collection. A graphic artist studio, cedar wrapping the second floor, and red stucco walls define interior and exterior space.
A classic Craftsman Style home. Greene and Greene inspired staircases, a pool house Gazebo with bent Redwood Glu Laminated Beams, and a home theatre.
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A modern home that incoporates Rammed Earth with site soils, a PV system, radiant in slab heating, and natural ventilation for summer time.
A net zero energy home, oriented toward the north bay views, with the living, family, and bedrooms open to the southern sun.
Drought tolerant native plantings with an herb garden, fruit trees and organic garden.
Brecon Welton paying attention to the fine details.
Swiss Pearl cement panels divided by 2" metal strips.
Douglas Fir wood ceiling and ground concrete floors.
An energy efficient Passiv Haus design, using site salvaged materials and off site recycled lumber and stone. Board formed concrete, ground concrete floors, a uniquely textured integral colored stucco, and triple paned European doors and windows.
The New Y Combinator office in Mountain View. A complete deconstruction of the existing interior offices and new construction of offices within an existing concrete tilt-up commercial building.
A home built in 1890 in College Terrace, Palo Alto. The second floor burned in the 30's and stucco was applied over the original siding. The discovery process unveiled rotted structure, asbestos in all the plaster walls, an inferior stucco application, and a failing foundation. All new siding, foundation, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and interior finishes are in process.
Lots of rot.
Interior plaster walls are removed.
The structure has rotted away.
The foundation forms.
New basement slab reinforcing bar.
Stucco removed and foundation ready for concrete.
A mid-century remarkable design, brought to life by Serrao Design. Intense, exacting and rigorous detailing revitalized this Protrero Hills home.
A newly constructed Craftsman Style home in La Jolla. The exterior and interior architecture details closely resemble the design of a 1908 Craftsman Style home in Coronado.
Built for Bob Glazier and his family, the home respects the Palo Alto Mediterranean sensibility with modern interior touches. Hand scraped hickory floors throughout and 25 olive trees were planted around the home.
A Spanish style Courtyard home. Limestone floors with custom made windows, doors, and lighting fixtures. Wrought iron railings were modeled in clay and built to the owners design.
A Woodside home with Tuscan architecture, hand hewn 200 year old ceiling beams, hand applied plaster walls and ceilings, with imported French roof tiles. A pool house, guest house and extensive landscaping complete the project.