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Bay Area Art Collector’s Residence

Lafayette, California

HOUSE SQ. FT.16000

GARAGE SQ. FT.1000

BEDROOMS5

FULL BATHROOMS8

HALF BATHROOMS1

DURATION32 months

MOVE IN DATEJanuary 1992

 

 

 

 

PROJECT FEATURES

  • 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

  • Home theater

ARCHITECT

Remick Associates Architecture

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Donna White

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Lutsko Associates

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Remick Associates Master Builders

PHOTOGRAPHER

Sharon Risedorph

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.