This new residence nestled in an oak grove in the San Francisco Bay Area evokes the Shingle and Cape Cod Styles of the East Coast. Picturesque massing, with classically-inspired architectural details and materials of white brick and wood clapboards, define the exterior design. Interiors will incorporate classical details and paneled rooms in the Colonial Revival tradition.
This 1938 residence was built for Beverly Hills mayor and property developer Edward Paul Dentzel. Designed in a stately French Revival style and inspired by the Screen Deco period popular in Los Angeles during the 1930s, this became the longtime home of famed actress Ann Rutherford. Our remodel restores the house to its original splendor adding new entertaining rooms, spacious family spaces, a grand master suite, a pool house with gym and spa, and a new guest wing over the garage. The interiors by David Desmond maintain the elegant scale of the original rooms and blend Art Deco pieces with contemporary furnishings and the client’s antiques and art.
A remodel of a beautiful 1930s Bel-Air house that bridges the past and the present. Originally built in 1934 for Floyd R. Bekins—an heir to the moving company fortune—this gracious residence was designed by Oakland-based Claude B. Barton in an eclectic style blending Georgian and Colonial Revival motifs with the formal simplicity and tall roofs embodied by the French Norman style. The character of the additions will continue the elegant simplicity of the original exterior features while interior spaces will update and streamline their original classic inspirations and adapt this unique period house to the modern age.
This brick and stone residence on a large estate property is an American version of the English country house, and it pays homage to the work of Harrie T. Lindeberg, Edwin Lutyens and John Russell Pope, all practitioners of an elegant country style rooted in classicism. Features include bricks handmade in Maryland, a limestone entry and a library with coffered ceiling and stone floors. The interiors balance formal English rooms with family rooms in a more relaxed Arts and Crafts style.
Set on a spectacular 18-acre hilltop site with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, this formal estate inspired by 18th-century French chateaux is organized around a central entry court enclosing a formal entrance on three sides.
The north wing is designed for entertaining on a grand scale, with a ballroom, formal dining room, home theater, wine cellar and spa/gym, while the south wing houses family rooms and bedroom suites. The living areas are all located on the second floor to take advantage of the dramatic Bay views.
This is an extensive remodel that turned a spec house into a charming French provincial home with a rustic exterior. Only the stone entry surround with its curved pediment hints at the sophisticated interiors. An elegant foyer, paneled formal rooms, rusticated classical columns, ebonized wood floors, and special plaster treatments convey the feel of a city person going to the country. The family room and loggia revert to the French provincial theme with beamed ceilings in woods of warm tones and more rustic detailing. The owners’ contemporary art collection juxtaposes elegantly with the traditional architecture.
A modern interpretation of white brick Colonial Revival houses found around Atlanta by such architects as James Means and Neel Reid, this Brentwood home is designed for a young family and adapted to the climate and lifestyle of Southern California. Organized around a classic central hall plan, major rooms are formally designed with paneling, niches and classic fireplaces.
Inspired by 18th-century French chateaux and their early-20th-century American interpretations by such architects as Horace Trumbauer and John Russell Pope, this grand residence is located in the Botanic Garden District of Singapore.
Designed with terraced gardens on a sloping property, the residence features a dramatic 3-story domed oval staircase that unites all three floors and adapts to the local climate with the addition of a formal porte-cochere and garden loggias.