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So why use an architect when planning your remodel? If you look at the technical side, architects are duty bound to know and apply local and county building codes. Other design professional may not. In fact I sometimes receive calls on a project from the client’s designer to help manage the structural portion of the buildout. … Read more »

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Have you taken a look at Houzz? In many ways Houzz has replaced magazines and books (which were our best resources in the not so distant past) for inspiration, design ideas, and finding the right architect for your job. It’s a fabulous resource. It helps my clients understand the layout, elements and details and just… Read more »

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Many elements go into a well-designed architectural plan, be it a new construction or a remodel. It’s not all visual. It’s tactical, harmonious and now days more acoustical. We’re aware of how outdoor noise pollution affects us in our homes. But a thoughtful design includes considerations on the audio aspects as well. I recently attended… Read more »

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Sometimes a remodel is an update AND a return to the original style, treatments and furnishings from yesterday. The trick is to harmonize the elements of the old with the new. In a way retro-modeling the home. I enjoyed reading about this couple’s remodel of their unique round home in Oakland. It’s challenging, but I… Read more »

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A question I am often asked is whether a home remodel will require permits. As an architect I’m required to be familiar with what requires a permit and what doesn’t in the various cities and counties where I work. There is no short answer. It depends on the location and what the remodel entails.  A quick… Read more »

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We know that housing prices in Silicon Valley have gone through the room in the recent years. But $88 million? That’s a bit steep. Take a look at this Architectural Digest feature on this 24,000, (yes that’s thousand) square feet home in Los Altos. Take the slide show tour of this amazing mansion. Although I’m… Read more »