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Schiffman House – Pescadero, CA (Sonoma county)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

The clients contacted me through my web site.They had a weekend house in The Sea Ranch; I had a couple of Sea Ranch projects on my web site. Their Sea Ranch house was their weekend retreat. They lived in San Mateo County. They had purchased this property on the San Mateo coast.

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Brown House Addition, Plantation, Ca.

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

This is the location of an historic hotel, late 1800’s. It is located 4 or 5 miles inland from Coast Hwy 1. There is a winding gravel road from the coast through Kruse Rhododendron State Park. The existing house had been pieced together from an old building plus a more recent addition.

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Eichler House/ Courtyard House

Thinking about Courtyard Type Houses it occurred to me that  Eichler Houses have courtyard like features. Eichler homes can’t really be considered a courtyard homes, but they do have “sort-of” courtyards. I really like the Eichler designed subdivision houses; they are so different from the typical subdivision houses. The clean lines, mostly flat roof, and […]

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Carbon Neutral/ Net Zero (part 2)

All four speakers at the Carbon Neutral/ Net Zero Talk were presenting what, seemed to be, a “new” direction for architects, engineers, and builders to be aware of in dealing with and trying to meet the challenge of a low ,or no carbon future. This is an exciting direction from my point of view, but it’s not […]