Hiller Highlands House - 1992

Hiller Highlands House - 1992

Completed in 1992, this residence is situated in the Berkeley Hills, overlooking the bay. The design of this project is concerned with the contrast between our own transience and the solidity of the earth we inhabit.  Inside the home...

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DeFrancisci House - 1993

DeFrancisci House - 1993

The vernacular architecture of the coastal Northwest, the layout of the Southern “dogtrot” floor plan, the site, climate, and client program all provide impetus for the design and organization of this 4,200-square-foot residence completed in 1993.  Two wings are separated by... 

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Wilson House - 1985

Wilson House - 1985

This small gable-roofed house is conceived as having a dual relationship to time. It is constructed first as a permanent container or “shell”, and secondly as an impermanent, plastic content, which can be...

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Oakland Hills House - 1997

Oakland Hills House - 1997

Sited on an Oakland hillside that was stripped of its history and vegetation by the 1991 fire, the Nakamoto House was imagined outside of any suburban context, and was shaped instead by its topography and its view.  We took advantage of the sloping site to remove the garage down the hill.  Approaching the house...

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Tudal House - 1988

Tudal House - 1988

The site for this dramatic remodel of a ranch style home was once the formal garden of the grand Mediterranean style villa above it. Rather than simply draping a new building in a period costume, we chose to combine the favorable attributes of older building styles with modern preferences for light quality and building technique. The exterior... 

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Gorki Estate - 2005

Gorki Estate - 2005

The seven acre site for this project is located 15 miles west of Moscow. The project will include a 15,000 SF main residence, a 9,000SF pool and guest quarters building and a 6,000 SF personnel and support structure.  The residence building consists of three wings...


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