California Projects

  • web-exclusive: the green roof decision

     
  • Structural Integrity

    There are a lot of people out there who can credibly call themselves green builders, but we don't know any custom builder who lives and breathes the green way more than David Warner.

     
  • bay watch

    Unlike the kitchen, the master bath upstairs is anything but subdued. Here, the clients wanted a luxurious retreat from which they could savor the spectacular views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, and other prime San Francisco Bay locales.

     
  • a place for everything

    Mark English, AIA, renovated this Sausalito, Calif., house to serve as a weekend retreat. But he did such a great job designing for his clients' lifestyle that the couple now live and work in the house full time.

     
  • steel sky

    With its access to the sky and spectacular views of downtown San Francisco, this bedroom penthouse addition is the crown jewel of a loft renovation in an abandoned-warehouse district.

     
  • one step up

    In much of our work, we spend a lot of time detailing to make things look really minimal,” says Eric Haesloop, AIA, LEED AP, a principal at the San Francisco firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.

     
  • plywood perfected

    San Francisco architect Nick Noyes, AIA, creats beauty from humble materials. Plywood-lined interior walls take on an abstract, aquatic quality, with ribbons of darker and lighter shades forming mesmerizing patterns throughout the space.

     
  • second take

    When San Francisco-based architect Craig Steely and his artist wife, Cathy Liu, bought this early 1900s Victorian building 14 years ago, it retained few original details.

     
  • Walden, Colo., Residence

    When it was in the planning stage, this weekend retreat had some people a little nervous.

     
  • Music Theory

    The great ones make it look easy. Houses, that is. When a custom home is fully resolved—when the design is inspired, the craftsmanship spot-on, and owner, architect, and builder fully in sync—the result betrays nothing of the effort expended in its creation.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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