This article, titled “160-year-old Greytown colonial villa meticulously restored and updated” with accompanying before and after photos and a walk-through video, received national coverage by Fairfax Media in January 2018. It ran on the Stuff website and in regional newspapers.
Our Country Retreat project was featured in the Houzz Ideabook titled “Picture Perfect: 25 Decks That Look Into the Wilderness. Perhaps it should have been titled ‘Decks that looking into nature’ since only a few of the featured decks looked into wilderness and most, like our overlook pastoral scenes heavily shaped by human activity. But that’s …
We are pleased to have our ‘Tuscan from Tudor‘ project featured in the Sculpting Hillsides with Decorative Concrete book written by Bay Area concrete guru Tom Ralston. Tom’s company, Tom Ralston Concrete was our go-to company for specialty concrete work in the Bay Area. They are capable of executing all manner of dificult concrete work, from buildings, …
Our home on Blue Rock Road in Martinborough was one of nine properties featured in the March 2013 home and garden tour Martinborough Home & Garden Tour. We greeted the over 400 people who came through that day and enjoyed hearing that some of the things they liked most about our house–the daybed in the living …
Our Martinborough New Zealand home was featured as the cover story for The Dominion Post 2012 Summer “Stylish Homes Capital ideas” section of the newspaper on 8 October 2012. The paper featured five full pages of dramatic photographs by Wellington photographer John Nicholson and story about our move to New Zealand by writer Philip Wakefield. …
Our Country Retreat project in Martinborough, New Zealand was selected for the cover story of Trends Magazine Outdoor Living & Holiday Home Volume 27 No 3. See Country Retreat in this website for our own photos. Go to Trends e-magazine for more images and an invterview with the architect and to Trends Ebook for the article itself and also the entire …
A dramatic update of a 1950s California ranch into Craftsman-style remake was featured on the cover and in a 12-page article of Better Homes and Gardens Ideas for Your Home Remodel publication. The house was also included in a 2008 kitchen tour. See Craftsman Remake for photos and description of this project
The dramatic "room within a room" wine cellar we designed for an Atherton, CA couple was featured in the book Living with Wine: Passionate Collectors, Sophisticated Cellars, and Other Rooms for Entertaining, Enjoying, and Imbibing, published in 2009.
Our “private clubhouse” project was featured in the November 2009 issue of Pool & Spa Living and Michael discussed his collaborative working style with the builders and contractors. See Private Clubhouse for more information about this project.
Our remodel of this historic San Mateo Park home was featured on the 2008 Hillsborough-San Mateo Park 28th Kitchen Tour. Working with noted interior designer Kim Palmer we transformed this Arts and Crafts-era Colonial in keeping with the style. See Arts and Crafts Period Colonial for photos and more information
This California ranch transformed into a Pasadena-inspired Craftsman was one of the six homes featured in the Tour of Lafayette’s Kitchens. For photos and text about this project see Craftsman Remake.
We won the City of Piedmont “Best Low Impact Expansion” Award in 2005 for a sensitive remodel and addition to this historic 1920s Arts & Crafts-style home.
Author Douglas Kent interviewed Michael about designing for fire-prone areas. The interview was included in the book Firescaping:Creating fire-resistant landscapes, gardens, and properties in California’s diverse environments.
Our Matching Poolhouse project in the Los Gatos hills was included in Backyard Idea Book that was part of the the Taunton Idea Book series. The poolhouse design closely reflects that of the main house nearby.
The 1997 House Tour included the “Artistic Inspiration” home we designed to replace the client’s home after the 1991 Firestorm. The curved stucco building, with a garden sheltered within the interior curve, is basically Mediterranean in feel, with a touch of American Southwest, accented by Greek.
We designed this sprawling, custom-built Mediterranean-style mansion to serve as the dramatic setting the 20th Annual San Jose Symphony Auxiliary Showcase home. Each of the thirty rooms was furnished and decorated by a different interior design professional.