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Contemporary House in Desert Hot Springs by Marmol Radziner

By • May 11, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Los Angeles-based architectural firm Marmol Radziner has designed the Desert House, a prototype prefab home located in Desert Hot Springs in California, USA.

Built as a vacation home for Leo Marmol’s family, the house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in about 2,100 square feet of indoor living space, and an additional 2,400 square feet of outdoor living space.

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Brand New Coastal Modern Residence in Malibu

By • May 10, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Designed by Malibu architect Doug Burdge in collaboration with interior designer Tim Clarke, The Birdview residence is located above one of Malibu’s finest beaches.

Completed in 2011, the main and guest houses comprise over 10,000 square feet with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

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Lovell Avenue Residence in Mill Valley

By • May 8, 2011

This 3,262 Square foot home is located in Mill Valley, a city in Marin County, California, about 4 miles north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge.

The five bedroom, three bathroom single family home with a feel of a modern-day farmhouse was recently sold for $1,965,000, according to real estate agents Payton and Binnings.

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Ella Dining Room & Bar by UXUS

By • May 3, 2011

in 2007, Napa-based practice UXUS was approached by The Selzim Restaurant Group to create a unique dining concept for their restaurant, Ella Dining Room & Bar, in California’s State Capital, Sacramento.

UXUS created a complete restaurant concept including the interior restaurant layout and design as well as the branding and house style.

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Millard House In Pasadena by Frank Lloyd Wright

By • May 3, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Millard House, also known as La Miniatura, is one of the four textile block houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

It was commissioned by rare book dealer Alice Millard, for whom Wright had already designed a home in Chicago in 1906.

Built in 1923 in Pasadena, California, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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The Razor Residence by Wallace E. Cunningham

By • Apr 26, 2011 •  Selected Work 

San Diego-based architect Wallace E. Cunningham designed the Razor Residence, a four bedroom, six bathroom contemporary house made of glass, steel and white polished concrete.

Located in La Jolla, California, the 10,000 square-foot house has been first listed in May 2008 for a mere $39 million.

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Choy Residence by Terry & Terry Architecture

By • Apr 26, 2011

Berkeley-based studio Terry & Terry Architecture has transformed this 1960’s house into an open plan modern dwelling.

Located in San Francisco, California, the 2,300 square foot three story residence now offers three bedrooms with a full en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom.

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Potrero House by Cary Bernstein

By • Apr 23, 2011

Architect Cary Bernstein has completed the Potrero House project, a 3,700 square foot home located in San Francisco, California.

The existing cottage built in 1904 was totally remodeled, including a third floor addition, interior renovation and furnishing.

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The 700 Palms Residence by Ehrlich Architects

By • Apr 20, 2011

The 700 Palms Residence was designed by California-based Ehrlich Architects.

According to the architect, the objective for this eco-friendly home located in Venice, California was to design a high-performance residence that dissolves the barriers between indoors and outdoors and have the smallest carbon footprint in balance with lifestyle.

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Zeidler Residence by Ehrlich Architects

By • Apr 18, 2011

Located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the 3,500 square-foot Zeidler Residence by Ehrlich Architects was designed for a retired couple with grown children.

The single-family residence sits on a relatively flat corner lot in Aptos, California.

Interior and exterior living and entertainment spaces are arranged to maximize views, natural light, and ocean breezes within a subtle, sophisticated material palette.

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Eichler Home Renovation in San Rafael

By • Apr 15, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This Eichler house located in San Rafael, Marin County in San Francisco Bay Area, California, was completely remodeled in 2007 by San Francisco-based architects Lucian Rosciszewski and Marek Slosar.

The central courtyard includes a fountain and bamboo trees creating a Zen atmosphere of calm and serene space that is visible from all the interior rooms.

Blending indoors and outdoors, this four bedrooms, three bathroom Eichler fuses the interiors and the landscape in a cohesive environment.

For those who live in the area, the 1944 square foot house is back on the market at $ $1,198,000. Buy it now!

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First Shipping Container House in Mojave Desert by Ecotech Design

By • Apr 14, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Ecotech Design has completed the first Shipping Container Home in the Mojave Desert in collaboration with its design/build subsidiary Ecotech Build.

Located near Joshua Tree in California, the hybrid house, known as The Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain is the prototype of a second generation pre-fab design for a residence and workplace developed by Ecotech Build.

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Margarido House, a Contemporary Energy Efficient home by Onion Flats

By • Apr 13, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This 4,650 square foot single family home in the hills of Oakland, California, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, was designed by Onion Flats to merge comfortably into it’s difficult and steeply sloped site while providing a tranquil setting for a couple and their two children.

This house has an array of sustainable features: it incorporates a planted green roof garden, photovoltaic panel system which generate all necessary electricity for the home, and solar thermal panels which provides pre-heated hot water to the house.

The  Margarido House was one of the first LEED-H Gold single-family homes in the State of California.

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$7 Million Residence in San Francisco by John Maniscalco Architecture

By • Apr 9, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Russian Hill Residence was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and is located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood.

This 5,800 square foot LEED Platinum home features three bedrooms, 5 full baths, three gas fireplace, two gas fire pits, one on the roof deck and one in the garden and an elevator to all floors.

According to Sotheby’s, it’s “central, open-plan living area adapts easily to casual evenings or formal entertaining.

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Contemporary Residence with Ocean views and City Lights in Los Angeles

By • Apr 7, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Completed in 2008, this six bedroom, eight and half bathroom contemporary home sits on over 2 acres in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles, California.

The approximately 11,000 square foot residence features walls of glass, head on city and ocean views, state of the art theater, wine cellar, commercial kitchen, spectacular pool, waterfall, spa and total privacy.

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Beautiful Mountain Residence by John Maniscalco Architecture

By • Apr 6, 2011

This contemporary residence was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and is located close to the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in Norden, California.

According to the architect, the design of this new home is “entirely a product of its dramatic environment.

With a snow pack of as much as 8-9 feet, massive snow loads, and dangerous shear snow blocks dropping from typical sloped roofs, the site conditions dictate design.”

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Unique House in Venice by Coscia Day Architecture and Design

By • Apr 5, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Anthony Coscia, principal in Coscia Day Architecture and Design, created for himself and his wife a 2,250 square foot home on a 40 ft wide suburban lot in the artistic neighbourhood of Venice, Los Angeles, in California.

The Skywave house is a hovering sculptural form emerging from a single articulated plane that contorts to produce unique interior spaces over a tall-glassed in first level.

A curved sheet of steel provides shade and protection, while the increased sense of space is accomplished with large glass walls, an enclosed outdoor living room and the multi level open plan.

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