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This one makes me laugh…but with the house, not at it. I’d love to meet the owner.

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I never managed to get any photos of this project….but it was a tiny addition and rearrangement of the south end of a house on two levels to better connect to the yard and maximize the south light. The centerpiece was a stair with botanical railing and thick wood treads. The blacksmith, Shawn Lovell recently gave me some progress photos that she took. Thanks Shawn! I’ll take a photo of the organic handrail she made for our place and post that next.

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Photos by the maker, John McBride

 

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My job was hexed!

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kitchen-lighting

I saw this unique kitchen lighting solution in Baja recently while house shopping with a friend.

 

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My Rockridge project is getting finishing touches slowly but surely. These are just quick snapshots of things I am excited about.

Teak Bench, Glass tiles, stone floor

Teak Shower bench with glass tile walls and stone tile floor

Fir Barn Door

Fir Barn Door

Kitchen

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Tin Ceiling Tiles

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Colorful diningroom

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scribble handrail

Handrail still needs to be finished, but today the artist made sure everything fits before taking it to the sand blaster. More photos soon.

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Blue Hardware

Not long ago I was¬†checking out a house in the Oakland hills that caught my client’s fancy – rustic modern I’d call it rustic modern with a bit of whimsy. I like it. I also like that it was surrounded by trees and shrubs so that I had trouble getting a good photo of the whole building. I noticed one nice detail that is daring and unusual. photo 1 If you look closely you will see that the post bases and the other structural connectors are blue! Here is a close up: blue hardware

Even closer:

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