Light magic: Amarillo Avenue Residence

Nov 16, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

This is a custom motorized skylight at a second floor hallway, where it is designed to provide abundant light and air. It feels wonderful when the skylight is open.

An Eichler reborn: Metro Circle Residence

Oct 30, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are starting construction on an Eichler remodel in Palo Alto. The Sense of openness in these homes is always inspiring, and especially so whe you take away everything else and get to see the structure in its pure form. Our project designer Doug Ponciano is pictured here, reviewing the plans of what's to come.

On the Boards: Portola Valley Residence

Oct 29, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

A view from the living room of one of our designs in Portola Valley. 

On The Boards: Los Altos Residence

Oct 22, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are currently designing a home with a board formed concrete wall that will be experience inside and out. By intentionally exposing material, we elevate craftsmanship to an art installation.

Featured on Houzz: Waverley Street Residence

Oct 8, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We were featured in a Houzz Article "12 Ideas from Stunning Fall Gardens". We couldn't agree more than our Waverley Street Residence garden is the place we want to be these days! 


Aug 7, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of the fact that these homes are handmade. So many hours. So many hands. It's important to stop and just marvel at the beauty and craft of construction itself. ⁠

Timeless Kitchen

Jul 29, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Custom walnut cabinets. Never goes out of style. At our Ramona Avenue Residence.⁠

Totally transformed

Jul 26, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our Riviera Avenue Residence project is a remodel and addition, and the changes are dramatic, yet true to the original home's Asian and midcentury modern roots. We added a new garage in the front, and embraced the compact space between the two buildings by creating a courtyard with a framed view of the sky in the middle. Warmed by new cedar soffits, it should make for a lovely entry.⁠

Plaster fireplace

Jul 24, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

The texture and depth of this cement plaster fireplace wall at our Hyacinth Lane Residence is almost like a piece of art or a mural. Our clients found the perfect piece of wood for the mantle, and the room needs little else to make a statement. ⁠

Visiting the slab yard

Jul 17, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We're reviewing the templates for the Amarillo Avenue Residence master bath countertop at the stone yard. Dialing in the perfect balance of color, texture, and interest...