Context is everything when it comes to designing a home. While a Victorian style home fits beautifully in San Francisco, a rustic log style home in the mountains of Montana, or an adobe style home in Arizona, none of them
Before you know it, this will be a modern, new house in Calabasas, California. It’s a big job for these *little* machines: remove ten feet of poor soils from the entire building site to prevent the new house from sliding
What was the driving factor in the design of this mountain home? Context. I designed this modern, rustic mountain home at the Yellowstone Club in Montana with an aesthetic of rugged luxury specifically to integrate with the other mountain homes
A house at its most romantic.
This is a concept we are working on for a sustainable home in Hawaii.
Clients often ask us to help them find the perfect site on which to build their new house, or help them choose between alternatives. This led me to create a checklist to help with the evaluation. If you are searching
I can’t think of a more appropriate location for a cool home theater than the land of cinema, Hollywood, California. Here’s a sneak peek at one I am working on this morning.
We are preparing to demolish a somewhat uninspired house in Los Angeles and replace it with a modern home veritably oozing with character. Yes, modern homes can have character! Here are a few renderings, starting with one showing the old
How do I get an architect to design the house I want… and what if I don’t like the design they come up with? These are excellent questions, and no doubt asked by virtually everyone who has ever hired an
So, where do I start the process of designing a home? Often with a sketch. Just as often, it ends with a house that bears no resemblance to that sketch. But not always… We will just have to wait and