Design Style: Contemporary Craftsman

Architect: Richard Best

Scope of Work: Full remodel of existing house and new two story extension into rear yard.

Description and Details: This project is a wonderful demonstration of creativity on the part of the architect and versatility on the part of the contractor. The architect started with a fairly unassuming California Craftsman style home in an upscale Brentwood neighborhood. The original facade was enhanced by adding a new Craftsman style entry door and new leaded glass windows. The real magic, however, took place at the back of the house. The new two-story addition into the rear yard was anchored on an extensive hillside foundation. It features a bold medley of traditional and cutting edge elements on the exterior. Some of these elements include: used brick veneer, frameless windows with mitered corners, beveled redwood siding, custom steel railing, and copper gutters. The open interior elegantly blends traditional tongue and groove ceilings, large wood beams, oak floors and Shaker style cabinetry with sleek, stainless steel appliances and stunning marble counter tops. An exposed stainless steel flue at the sitting room fireplace provides material continuity with the stainless steel kitchen appliances, visible at the other end of the open space. Ample daylight enters at all sides of the new addition through the numerous traditional style wood windows, casting playful shadows and creating a cheerful ambience throughout. Skillful use of low-voltage and area lighting create an even more dazzling display at night. It was a real treat to build this home. Congratulations to Richard Best for a beautiful design!