Special Projects

Saratoga- Historical Craftsmen
Complete restoration of a 5,200 sq. ft. single story historic craftsman estate (1910 Tibbett House) residence with new cabana, outdoor kitchen, pool, detached garage, wine cellar. Unbelievable "heirloom" quality of finishes and detailing achieved in collaboration with acclaimed interior designer Jacques Saint Dizier of Saint Dizier Design.
Los Gatos Estate - English Tudor
Extensive renovation of an existing 6,500 sq. ft. English Tudor/Manor house remodeled by The Conrado Co. of Saratoga. The architect teamed up with interior designer Gina Viscusi of Viscusi-Elson Design to thoughtfully restore the formerly modern interiors to their traditional European roots.
Santa Cruz - Breakers Beach House
A new 2,100 sq. ft. two story beach house designed for a surfer couple just a few yards from the bluffs in Santa Cruz's Pleasure Point neighborhood. A casual assemblage of local vernacular architecture informed by the consistent scale and simple materials of nearby cottages, shacks, and bungalows.

Saratoga Estate - Santa Barbara Style
New 9,500 sq. ft. Saratoga estate designed in an Early California Mission/Santa Barbara style.  Another successful collaboration with The Conrado Company, Viscusi Elson Interior Design, and Christopher Yates Landscape Architecture. Completed in summer 2008.

Los Altos Hills Winery - Tuscan
Built with green materials and sustainable methods, much like their organically grown grapes, this 2,400 sq. ft. winery steps down the hillside and lords over 6 acres of vineyards and evokes the hillsides of Tuscany. Reclaimed lumber beamed ceilings, integral color plaster, bamboo floors, natural lighting and ventilation, and numerous other green features help make sure the wine is not tainted by chemical out-gassing. A large processing garage, and underground"cave", wine making lab, a tasting room, and spectacular views make this a fully functioning and beautiful private winery in a bucolic hillside setting.

Los Gatos - Earthy Modern

Tulloch Lake House - Mining Camp Modern

Monte Sereno Estate - Historical Mediterranean Eclectic/Renaissance Revival
This classic example of Mediterranean Eclectic/Renaissance Revival style was quite popular in the 1920's, and was originally designed in 1924 by famed architect Henry A. Minton for Armando Pedrini (one of the founders of Bank of Italy/Bank of America). H.A. Minton also designed the Bank of Italy Tower in downtown San Jose and the BofA Annex on The Alameda at around the same time.