Anatomy of a job


This was a house that I worked on with the Architect and owner.  The house had not been remodeled since it was built.  A 1932 mansion in the Berkeley Hills, the owner wanted to be faithful to the smallest detail.  We must have been successful because guests often ask if the kitchen is original despite the new Wolf Range and Sub Zero refrigerator.  The butler’s pantry was preserved but the rest of the kitchen was torn out and rebuilt. Detailed, but not overdone, it illustrates how seemingly small details add up to an authentic whole.  Detail for details’ sake wont achieve this. A modern house would generally require fewer details but they have to be the right ones. not things that are temporarily eye catching in the showroom but wear thin over time.