Projects

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Schiffman House – Sea Ranch, CA (Sonoma county)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

The clients contacted me through my web site.They had a weekend house in The Sea Ranch; I had a couple of Sea Ranch projects on my web site. Their Sea Ranch house was their weekend retreat. They lived in San Mateo County. They had purchased this property on the San Mateo coast.

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Brown House Addition, Plantation, Ca.

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

This is the location of an historic hotel, late 1800’s. It is located 4 or 5 miles inland from Coast Hwy 1. There is a winding gravel road from the coast through Kruse Rhododendron State Park. The existing house had been pieced together from an old building plus a more recent addition.

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Universal Design

Universal Design is a concept that has been around for a while. It is used more in terms of industrial design than applied to architecture, but it is just as valid to apply it to the design of buildings. Like the ipad and the ipod the idea is to design something that is user friendly […]

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Current House Remodel Project, The Sea Ranch California

This is an addition / remodel to one of the early build Sea Ranch Houses. The client viewed a previous house I had designed and wanted to open up his house to the outdoors in a similar way. This client is very much into sustainability and drives an electric car. Photovoltaic panels will be installed […]

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Blagsvedt House – Sebastopol, CA (Sonoma county)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Our clients had lived in a little house on this hill side property for 13 years. The house had been water damaged, causing mold problems in the lower level. The couple had done a lot of work developing the property, planting trees, terracing a level area, and adding a landscaped swimming pond.

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Snedaker-Krause House – The Sea Ranch, CA (Sonoma county)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

The clients’ desire was for a weekend house designed as a compound, a group of buildings like the old farm houses with a house, a barn, a silo, etc. separate structures but related to each other. Though the lot was relatively small, a house plan was developed as three separate units – linked together by an

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Nolan Home Remodel – The Sea Ranch, CA (Sonoma county)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

The Nolan’s property, one of the earlier Sea Ranch houses, was built with three separate structures on the site. Their plan was to use the property as a weekend getaway/ family gathering center. The intent was to remodel the existing buildings; adding on here and there to make the old cabin-style structures more livable.

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Dixon Home – Occidental, CA (Sonoma county)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Bob Dixon, is a tall man, 6 feet- 7 inches, who is forced to duck under normal height doors. His wife is also tall. Bob wanted something unique for their quiet, private, 10 acre site on a western facing slope in the coastal hills.

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