Bay Area Art Collector’s Residence
HOUSE SQ. FT.16000
GARAGE SQ. FT.1000
MOVE IN DATEJanuary 1992
Mechanically engineered HVAC system with radiant heating
Fire suppression systems
Vantage lighting control
Fully integrated motorized shades and controls
Custom architectural stone fabrications
Custom GU “tilt-turn” mahogany windows
Solar assist hot water
Remick Associates Architecture
Remick Associates Master Builders
This contemporary residence was specifically designed and constructed to showcase the owners’ large art collection.
The legacy home, built in 1992, is firmly rooted to its site by two hundred and eighty concrete piers allowing this 16,000 square foot house and reflecting pools to float above the expansive clay soils of the East Bay.
Pillowed limestone floors are placed atop radiant heating. Stained mahogany doors and tilt-turn windows gracefully punctuate the soft texture of the cement plaster walls. The juxtaposition of elegantly detailed stained and painted wood with plaster walls provides a subdued backdrop for an extensive art collection.
Custom fabricated copper gutters, with concealed downspouts, aesthetically and efficiently handle large quantities of rainwater that fall on the expansive “China Gray” slate roof. The integrally colored cement plaster exterior walls are anchored to the site by a Beaumanière limestone plinth fabricated in France. This stone plinth allows the finish floor of the residence to be built just inches above the numerous surrounding ponds and gardens.
The residence is surrounded by five uniquely designed water features, swimming pool and guest cottage linked by random ashlar patterned flagstone walkways and patios.