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Apartment Interior Remodeling in San Francisco by Mark English Architects

By • Apr 4, 2011

Mark English Architects have remodeled this apartment in collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton.

The Fontana Apartment is a reinvention of an early 1960′s unit in one of two semi-circular apartment towers near Aquatic Park in San Francisco, California.

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Brody House, a Modernist Residence by Archibald Quincy Jones

By • Apr 2, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This gated masterpiece is situated on 2.3 acres in Holmby Hills, one the three most exclusive neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California.

Designed in 1949 by famous local architect Archibald Quincy Jones, this essay of modernist glamor highlights the renaissance of two movements presiding over architectural thinking today: Mid-Century modern & Hollywood modern.

The 11,511 square foot residence was offered at $24,950,000 in June 2010, and sold six months later for $14,888,000…

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Modern Home in Mill Valley, California

By • Apr 1, 2011

Located in Mill Valley in California, this modern home sits prominently on a half-acre lot.

Renovated in 2006, the four bedroom, three bathroom home offers panoramic views of canyon, surrounding mountains and lush forests.

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The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house by Steve Hermann

By • Mar 30, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Known for his modern designs, Los-Angeles-based architect Steve Hermann has completed The Glass Pavilion in 2010.

Located on a three-and-a-half acres lot in Santa Barbara, California, the 13,875 square foot luxury home features five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen with a wine room and an art gallery that displays the architect’s vintage car collection.

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Kaweah Falls House, a River Runs Through it!

By • Mar 28, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Located in Three Rivers, a rustic yet stylish community which serves as the gateway to the Sequoia National Park in California, this home was built in 1942 by architect Frank Robert, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

This single-family residence is unique for its design which actually spans the rushing flume waters, and yet is absolute riverfront to the main river adjacent.

There are four private living spaces for a total of 3,000+ sq/ft with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 kitchens plus several private decks and porches all with amazing river views.

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Actor Dennis Quaid’s Los Angeles Residence on Market at $16.9M

By • Mar 27, 2011

Dennis Quaid has bought a lakefront home with a helipad in Austin, Texas, for $8.5 million, and has decide to put his eight-bedroom, nine-bath home on two acres in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades on the market for $16.9 million.

Kathrin Nicholson of Westside Estate Agency has the listing.

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Skype’s North American Headquarters in Palo Alto by Blitz

By • Mar 22, 2011

San Francisco-based architecture and interior design firm Blitz has completed the renovation of Skype’s North American headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

Skype’s primary goal was to create a world-class office that would differentiate them from their Bay Area competitors in the recruitment of talent.

“The project entailed a tenant improvement of 54,000 square feet of existing office space to support 250 employees involved in high technology development.”

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Wonderful Beach Home in Carpinteria

By • Mar 22, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This exceptional beach home built in 1979 was completely remodeled in 2008.

Located on the beach front in Carpinteria along Southern California’s “Gold Coast”, the 5,979 square foot, five bedroom, six 1/2 bathroom residence offers expansive walls of glass which showcase breathtaking views of the gently curving sandy beach at Padaro Lane.

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The Bojanic House by Martin Fenlon Architecture

By • Mar 20, 2011

The Bojanic House was designed by architect Studio Martin Fenlon Architecture.

This 2,500 square foot single family has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and is located at the top of the hills of Sherman Oaks, a district in the San Fernando Valley area of the city of Los Angeles, California.

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Shipping Container Conversion by building Lab Inc

By • Mar 12, 2011 •  Selected Work 

When Oakland designer and builder Stephen Schoup’s firm, building Lab Inc, grew too big for his old backyard workshop, he thought long and hard on how to increase his workspace in a sustainable way.

After much deliberation, he settled on an L-shaped shipping container office space where he could incorporate many of the leftover materials and supplies he had laying around.

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Impressive Church Conversion in San Francisco

By • Mar 9, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The owner of this former church overlooking San-Francisco’s Mission Dolores Park converted it into a single-family home with three bedrooms.

The church built in 1909, was bought in 2007 by commercial property developer Siamak Akhavan.  The brick exterior was upgraded, leaks were repaired, new floors added, and stain-glass windows restored.

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Dwell’s Founder First Home

By • Mar 9, 2011

Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam renovated her cabin in downtown Mill Valley, California in the late 1990s.

Here is the house as it looks today, thanks to architect Chris Deam, Lara’s husband.

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3D Screw Portraits by Andrew Myers

By • Mar 5, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Andrew Myers, a sculptor based in Laguna Beach, California, is probably the only artist on Earth who uses screws to create three-dimensional portraits.

“I liked the ideas of using screws because of the industrial aspect and the harshness that comes with using it as a material,” Myers told AOL News.

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Brentwood Luxury Residence by Belzberg Architects

By • Mar 2, 2011

The Brentwood Residence is an impressive 12,000 square foot contemporary home designed by Belzberg Architects in collaboration with interior design studio MLK Studio.

Located in Los Angeles, California, this luxury two-story residence features large glazed walls, a tennis field, a generous swimming pool and a guest house.

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The Randall Fawcett House by Frank Lloyd Wright

By • Feb 16, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Randall Fawcett House is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home located in Los Banos, California.

The historic Mid-Century Modern house, built in concrete block, mahogany and glass was completed in 1961, two years after Lloyd’s death.

The 3,800 square foot residence has six bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sits on a 80 acres lot. The property has been on and off the market for a number of years, and is back on sale.

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Greta Grossman Residence Renovation in Beverly Hills

By • Feb 16, 2011

Here is another house Located in the stars’ neighborhood of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

Designed by Greta Magnusson Grossman in 1948, the three bedroom, three bathroom 3,000 square foot home was bought three years ago by Los Angeles-based designer Darryl Wilson.

In collaboration with architect Tony Unruh, he recently finished remodeling and expanding it.

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Xiao-Yen’s House Transformation by Craig Steely

By • Feb 15, 2011 •  Selected Work 

The Xian-Yen’s House is located in San Francisco, California.

This 3,500 sq ft two-unit residence was heavily remodeled in 2010 by Craig Steely Architecture.

According to Craig Steely, ” the extensive remodel of the house began by tearing away the substandard remodeling that had taken place over the past 100 years and replacing it with spaces more appropriate to the client’s program.

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