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Visually striking open and airy modern home in San Francisco

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This light-filled, two-story modern home is the vision of John Maniscalco Architecture, located in the hilly neighborhood of Dolores Heights, San Francisco, California. The architects have completely rebuilt this home to maximize the site. The original structure was a small home constructed in the 1970’s. The new home features and open and airy layout that seamlessly connects […]



Spacious and light-filled family home renovation in San Francisco

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Set on a 25 foot wide lot, this family home renovation project was commissioned by Verner Architects, located in in San Francisco, California. A classic home for this area, the property underwent an extensive remodel. The rear half of the home was completely reconfigured. This helped to create open, light-filled modern living spaces, while still respecting […]

Impressive four-story home in San Francisco boasts LEED Platinum

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This striking modern four-story home was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, located in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The design of this home has established LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum status, the highest level that can be achieved. This means the design team has devised innovative solutions that supports […]

Gorgeous dream home nested in the mountains of Tahoe, California

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This gorgeous dream home with mid-century styling was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, located in Sugar Bowl, a ski and snowboard area in Norden, California. This dwelling is all about expansive windows framing the views of the breathtaking forested surroundings. Since nature is the main focal point, comfortable minimalism can best be used to describe the […]

Eco-friendly weekend retreat with mesmerizing views over Sonoma Valley

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This modern weekend retreat was designed for a family of four and their extended family by Butler Armsden Architects, located in Sonoma, California. Nestled high up on a hillside, this spectacular residence offers sweeping views over the Sonoma Valley. This area was famously christened the “Valley of the Moon” by renowned American novelist, Jack London. As […]

Modern take on a farmhouse: Weekend retreat in Napa wine country

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Design-build studio Remick Associates Architects created this contemporary weekend retreat, which is nestled amongst the vineyards of Napa Valley, California. Five couples spent a weekend together in Napa Valley and, after a long day of wine tasting, they decided two days just wasn’t enough. They got to talking about how fantastic it would be to […]

Impressive wine country retreat embraces the outdoors in California

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Feldman Architecture designed this stunning wine country retreat that consists of two perpendicular bars set on a hillside overlooking the village of Healdsburg, a city in Sonoma County, California. This home boasts plenty of space for entertaining guests with the privacy of a rural retreat. The higher section of this property travels along the ridge of the hill, […]

Rammed earth house hidden in the forested hills of Northern California

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This modern family retreat was constructed of rammed earth, steel and concrete by Feldman Architecture, located in California’s Central Valley. The dwelling is positioned just east of Monterey Bay, nestled amidst the grazing livestock of a thriving 500-acre walnut farm. From the base of a prominent hill, the house opens up to east-facing views of rolling hills […]

LEED Platinum residence gets remarkable transformation in San Francisco

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This LEED Platinum residence was designed for an artist by Andrew Mann Architecture in collaboration with Sherry Williamson Design, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The project included a complete interior and exterior renovation, inspired by the simplicity of New England colonial architecture. The property features clean lines and eco-friendly design features throughout. The scope […]

Rustic mountain house with a modern twist in Truckee, California

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Built in the style of new mountain architecture, this home designed by Ward Young Architects offers a modern twist on the traditional, rustic mountain house. Located in Truckee, California, this was the HGTV Dream Home 2014. Built by Tanamera Construction, the design team employed traditional materials that are found in mountain homes, along with modern […]