The exterior of the house illustrates true Craftsman style elements with wide trim wrapping windows, and shoulder trim connecting windows on each elevation. This same shoulder trim serves as the transition between lap siding and painted shingles. All surfaces are painted, including the brick elements at the base of heavy columns. This was done to unify different materials and for ease of future maintenance. The only place where natural wood was left exposed was at the underside of the deep overhangs where the intense sun will not cause issues with the wood.
Stepping onto the front porch is the first hint of the expression of wood to be expected inside. The door was custom designed – a collaboration between our firm, the builder, and the stained-glass fabricator. Appropriately, the stained-glass design illustrates an organic grape vine in its panes.
The interior of the home is an homage to the Craftsman style with exposed mahogany trimwork throughout that shows Japanese joinery elements, custom designed built-in cabinets, and special attention to details in the selection of lighting, tilework and other materials. Even the kitchen floor has an inlaid pattern border cut into the natural linoleum flooring. The entire team, including our clients, immersed themselves in the project. The result is a home that has something special to appreciate at each turn, including the architectural details, and the vistas captured around the property from carefully placed windows.
Contractor: Puente Construction
Photographer: Dave Adams Photography & Sage Architecture, Inc.