Posts from the “Interiors” Category

Ranch Updated

Posted on December 4, 2014

This unassuming classic ranch style house located amongst a mature stand of redwoods got a facelift with new cedar siding and a new front door. On the inside a clean and neutral white was chosen as a wall color throughout to counteract the shady location, the heaviness of the existing, beautifully worn ceramic tile floor and the very dominant rustic fireplace. The colors of the furnishings and fabrics are informal and playful, with a magnificent centerpiece – a console hand painted for the 1956 Biennale.


One Rincon Hill

Posted on December 4, 2014

The world class photography collection stands at the center of this high rise interior. A warm grey throughout the flat was chosen as a background for the art, at the same time cutting the harsh light on a sunny day and providing comfort during foggy mornings. The fabrics were selected from a soft palette, underscoring the comfortable unpretentiousness of the space. More pastels and feminine finishes make for a romantic master suite.

Coastlands House

Posted on December 4, 2014

Majestic oaks dominate this north to south sloping site at the edge of the continent, the vast expanse of the Pacific lying to the West. A massive stone base connects the structure to the uphill slope, contrasting with the lighter steel and glass elements of the home.
The large glass stacking sliders open to the patios beyond – providing great cross ventilation and a seamless connection to the outdoors. Most of the finish materials are reclaimed and the 4.4kW photovoltaic system was designed to generate 90% of the home’s power usage.

“The thing I love the most about this house is how well it’s connected to the Big Sur landscape…” ROBB REPORT

Carmel Mid-Century LEED

Posted on December 4, 2014

Like many residences of the mid-century era this home has great flow and well-proportioned volumes, but was in need of an extra bedroom as well as a new kitchen and bathrooms.  In addition, our goal was to modernize the outdated house technology resulting in a highly efficient home with supplemental photovoltaic power generation.  We are proud to have completed the first LEED-certified home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, reaching the highest level: Platinum.

Big Sur Cabin

Posted on December 4, 2014

This cabin has had many lives, first owned by its designer-builder Kipp Stewart and later by Phillip Johnson and David Whitney, for whom Mattia Bonetti designed the living room. Honoring this prominent history we made very few careful interventions to update the lighting, the kitchen and the bathroom. An earth tone palette and mostly simple linens were chosen for a comfortable, informal interior. A complimentary mix of the clients stunning art, mid-century accent pieces and local ceramics make for a playful and relaxing weekend home.

“Rich silk and velvet fabrics in warm cream, orange, green, and brown respond to the surroundings and reflect the lush plantings outside, completing the picture of a world where past and present meet on a ridge high above the sea.”  COASTAL LIVING


Posted on February 26, 2014

This 1972 home was badly deteriorated but its great layout and good volumes made it well worth saving from demolition. This project was our first experiment in trying to save and re-use all demolished wood from the site. With its new insulated windows and doors and high efficiency heating and appliances, this home is on track to be the third LEED certified home in Carmel by the Sea. View the photos taken throughout this remodel here to see the amazing transformation.