john malick & associates, emeryville, calif.

Jury members knew the moment they laid eyes on this renovation of a 1929 Tudor-style estate that its update was especially sensitive and skillful. In fact, all the changes were so appropriate and natural in their execution, the project looked more like a restoration than a renovation. And for this reason, they lifted it from its entered category of Renovation and singled it out for a special Judges' Award.

The judges found special merit in the integration of outdoor spaces with existing structure. They also greatly admired the exquisite detailing of such “found spaces” as the attic billiards room. The newly finished and remodeled spaces are well-balanced and work within the language of the original house, they said, adding, “These are the right solutions for that house.”

Architects John Malick and Betsy Goodman strove for exactly this reaction. While adhering to the building's stylistic vocabulary, the pair opened up small, dark rooms and strengthened their ties to the outdoors. They didn't eliminate walls completely; instead, they made new openings framed by arches or columns. Each new piece maintained the proportions, detailing, and quality of the original, thanks in part to a top-notch team of artisans and craftspeople. “The challenge,” Goodman says, “was getting light inside and giving rooms open connection while respecting the integrity of the original house.”

principal in charge: John Malick, John Malick & Associates
project architect: Betsy Goodman, John Malick & Associates
general contractor: Tom Andreoni, Andreoni & Stanton Construction, Piedmont, Calif.
landscape architect: John Merten, Studio Green, San Anselmo, Calif.
interior designer: Benita McConnell, Benita McConnell Interiors, Tiburon, Calif.
cabinetmakers: Mark Detrick and Steph Zlott, Gurrey Fine Cabinets, Oakland, Calif.
cast stone fireplace: Tudor Artisans, Kennesaw, Ga.
cast stone handrail: BayStone Group, Hayward, Calif.
decorative painting and restoration: Sistine Chapel Decorative Art, Oakland
faux finish painting: Philippe Grandvoinet, San Francisco
forged metal: Eric Clausen, McLellan Blacksmithing, Loomis, Calif.
stained glass: Theodore Ellison Designs, Oakland
stained glass restoration: Avalon Glass Works, Albany, Calif.
project size: 16,830 square feet
site size: 2.1 acres
construction cost: Withheld
photography: Jeannie O'Connor

product specs
audiovisual integration:Engineered Environments; bathroom plumbing fittings, kitchen plumbing fixtures:Rohl (Perrin & Rowe); bathroom plumbing fixtures:Kohler Co., Rohl, TOTO USA, Waterworks; brick/masonry products:Redland Brick (Cushwa); countertops:Quality Marble, Inc.; custom metal grilles:Kees, Inc.; dishwasher:Bosch Home Appliances; entry, interior, and patio doors, windows: 4th Street Woodworking Co.; fireplace/wood stove:Tudor Artisans; flooring (ceramic tile):Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Walker Zanger; flooring (wood):Amber Flooring; garbage disposer:In-Sink-Erator; hand-printed wall papers: Joanna Rock; hardware:Baldwin Hardware Corp., Crown City Hardware, Deltana Enterprises,Eric Clausen Sculptural Iron, Gerber Hinge Co., The Golden Lion, Pemko Manufacturing Co., Samuel Heath and Sons, Vincent Whitney Co. (Whitco), Van Dyke Supply Co., Von Morris Corp.; home automation:AMX; home theater:Runco International, Stealth Acoustics, Stewart Filmscreen Corp.; interior paneling:Gurrey Fine Cabinets; lighting fixtures:Circa Lighting, Contrast Lighting, Cooper Lighting (RSA Lighting), Steven Handelman Studios, 20th Century Lighting, Urban Archaeology; metal kitchen hood:Archive Designs; oven, range:Viking Range Corp.; paints/stains:Benjamin Moore & Co.; refrigerator:Sub-Zero; security system:Honeywell International; trimwork: Lowpensky Moulding