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Marin County House (2)

Marin County House

I like the changing quality of light, the draw of light, the magical properties of light, and especially a balance of light so that as one moves through the layers from inside to out, there is time for the eye…
Mendocino County House (10)

Mendocino County House

Mendocino County House As I work, I enjoy distilling a design down to the essential pieces — often starting big and messy and then gradually, in an iterative manner, working towards the simplest design solution that, once “there,” touches an…
Russian River Studio (4)

Russian River Studio

Russian River Studio My practice is strongly influenced by the practice of Joe Esherick, with whom I worked for many years. For me, his often-quoted “How would a farmer do it?” means designing buildings that make sense on their sites,…
Pescadero House (1)

Pescadero House

Pescadero House I like spaces that borrow space from other spaces — in actuality and or visually — and so can be big enough for a group and small enough so that one person can feel at home. The design…
Woodside Guest House (5)

Woodside House

Woodside Guest House I like buildings that are functional, practical, and beautiful, with simple forms that are detailed sensibly and with care. A two-phase project — a major renovation/addition with selective demolition to a 1930s Georgian Colonial-style house that had…
Palo Alto 3 House (11)

Palo Alto 3 House

Palo Alto Green Point Rated House My design process follows the one I learned from Joe Esherick — welcoming the client at one’s shoulder as a participant in the process. One begins with a blank sheet of paper and draws…
Palo Alto 1 House (4)

Palo Alto 1 House

Palo Alto 1 – A Green Demonstration House I like garden rooms and rooms in gardens, and spaces that frame and become intertwined with the garden and that invite you to move in and out. Located on a corner lot…
Carmel House (9)

Carmel House

House in Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel Valley Design inspiration — while guided by client dreams, goals, and ideas — comes most often from the special qualities of the site itself: light, landscape, views, local context, and spirit. Located on a…