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Architectural Time Capsule

Oct 10, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

Found during deconstruction: floor plans for the original house, tucked into the wall cavity. They date back to 1958! It's literally a time capsule from another era of home design and construction.

Encina Drive Residence - On the Boards

Sep 26, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

What we've been up to: Another peek at the Encina Drive Residence in Millbrae. The rear, elevated tea room will have framed views of a small stone garden.⁠

Big Tree Way Residence - Construction Complete

Sep 24, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

What we've been up to: Big Tree Way Residence, complete! This was a partial remodel and addition, a second phase of a three-phase project that will ultimately transform and expand the entire house. This is the kids' bathroom upstairs, with a view of the large redwoods through the large skylight.⁠

Brewster Avenue Residence - Construction Progress

Sep 23, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

What we've been up to: Brewster Avenue Residence, almost complete. Finishing touches are going in, like accent wall colors. This house was a complete home remodel and addition, and was beautifully executed by Chris Brooks and his team at CB Builders even through COVID-related challenges. ⁠

Metro Circle Residence - Construction Progress

Sep 22, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

What we've been up to: Metro Circle Residence, almost complete! We're loving the pop of color in this minimalist kitchen. These Eichler transformations can be so much fun.⁠

Featured on Houzz: Marin Avenue Residence

Aug 27, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our Marin Avenue Residence was featured in a Houzz article called "12 Ways to Make the Most of Your Yard".  We feel like outdoor space is more important than ever, given how limited our travel radius is during the pandemic. This article feels very timely (and hopefully useful!).

Black, White and Wood

Aug 15, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

Black, white, and wood are a classic combination. We enjoyed giving this bathroom a little twist by giving the tile a herringbone pattern.⁠ At our Riviera Drive Residence.

Black

Aug 11, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

Black is a great backdrop for natural light. We designed this custom acid-etched metal stair next to a two-story window, so that dappled light through the trees can dance on the steps. ⁠At our Middlefield Road Residence.

Seemingly random, but not at all

Aug 9, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

These hex tiles look randomly placed - but are the result of multiple in-house design rounds to get the pattern just right.⁠ At our Jewel Box House.

Riviera Drive Residence - Construction Progress

Jun 29, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

Job site scenes: The boys' bathroom at our Rivera Drive Residence features a custom mix of #fireclaytile as the accent.⁠

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