Category Archives: Projects

Leon

PCH built this estate for a family leaving San Francisco for better weather and a yard to raise their young family. The curving staircase and extensive stonework throughout are some of the distinct features that make this property stand out. Every detail was thoughtfully considered. Stone, cedar and dark steel were used throughout. Thermally broken steel windows and doors open to outdoor sitting areas and an organic garden, a new pool and putting green complete the serene environment. Read more in Luxe Magazine.

Architect: Richard Beard Architects
Landscape Architect: Lutsko Associates
Designer: Kelly Hohla Interiors
Construction Manager: Whiteside Construction Management
Photographer: Paul Dyer
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 13,000 sq. ft.

Fairview

Working with award-winning architect Andrew Skurman, we constructed an estate that was reminiscent of a French country villa yet equipped with all the modern conveniences. From the custom arched dormers that punctuate the main roof to the French doors that lead out to the grounds, our creative innovation and exacting attention to detail paid off in a big way. Within two months of completion, the breathtaking estate was chosen as the location of a celebrity wedding. But even more important, the couple we built it for call it home.

Architect: Andrew Skurman Architect
Landscape Architect: Todd K. Cole Landscape Architecture
Designer: Steven Volpe Design
Photographer: Matthew Millman
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 14,200

Avanti

While the original version of this estate contained grand interior spaces, high ceilings, and statuesque Doric columns, the materials and detailing required an upgrade. By taking the house down to the metal frame and foundation and rebuilding it, we enhanced the proportions and stature of the home’s existing style in accordance with the vision of Butler Armsden Architects. Custom details such as wire-brushed European white oak floors, a foyer adorned with Spanish Cenia Blue stone, and the new infinity pool, private pool house, and floating step resulted in a house that nods to the past, but lives in the present. Read more in Architectural Digest.

Architect: Butler Armsden Architects
Landscape Architect: Magrane Associates
Designer: Steven Volpe Design
Photographer: Ethan Kaplan Photography & David Livingston Photography
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 8,960

Trillo

Three lots were merged together which became the canvas for us to build this grand Spanish Colonial estate from the ground-up. With panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area, this property has it all. Extensive site work includes restoring and building an outdoor amphitheater, a new large reflection pond, multi-tiered putting greens with six chipping tee boxes, golf cart paths running throughout the property, a reconstructed driveway to include an arched bridge over the golf cart paths, an extensive koi pond and a new pool. The sports pavilion has something for every game lover including a tennis court, bocce court, shuffle board, paddle ball, badminton, horseshoes and a lounge area. Inside, the home is equally as impressive. Custom features include a 2,200 gallon salt water fish tank, theater, indoor spa, fitness room, sauna, steam bath, radiant heated floors, geothermal heat, elevator, motorized shades, custom steel windows and doors, walnut floors and stone counters. Ornate interior custom-made plaster molds, art murals and hand-applied integral color veneer plaster interior finishes complete this estate.

Architect: Andrew Skurman Architects
Landscape Architect: Strata Landscape
Designer: Tucker & Marks
Photographer: Edward Addeo Photography
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 16,900

Theo

Built in 1962 for a serious Bay Area art collector, the original owners hired famed architect Joseph Esterick to put his timeless Mid-century residential design to work. Decades later, PCH was given the opportunity to remodel the home for the new owners, while preserving the original spaces. The finished product is both elegant and sophisticated and the views speak for themselves.

Architect: Joseph Esherick
Location: San Francisco
Square Footage: 4,656

The Lea

When we renovated this 1939 English Manor style home, originally designed by California architect Paul Williams, we remained faithful to its original design while incorporating modern-day conveniences. The stonework chef’s kitchen, steam oven and hand-carved cabinetry are just a few of the details that exemplify the seamless integration of function and form. Behind the scenes, mechanical elements include a gas-fired chiller system and controls set in outbuildings away from living spaces. By working with what was already there, we helped to preserve the historic quality of the estate, yet ensured the owners would live in maximum comfort.

Architect: Andrew Skurman
Landscape Architect: Grant Castleberg, ASLA
Photographer: John Sutton Photography
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 17,030

Sloane

PCH remodeled this contemporary home which sits on three acres in Woodside, California. This private sanctuary soaks in the natural beauty of the location and blends the indoor and outdoor spaces with a modern aesthetic. The home boasts a museum-inspired courtyard entry, high-ceilinged living room and panoramic views.

Architect: Andrew Skurman Architects
Landscape Architect: Terra Ferma Landscapes
Designer: Rebecca Bradley Interior Design
Photographer: Adrian Mendoza, Bernard Andrew and Dave Edwards
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 7,500

Penthouse

Butler Armsden Architects and Gary Hutton Design re-designed this San Francisco condominium which incorporates sleek finishes and colorful design to create a jewel box in the sky. To take advantage of the bay views, the space is furnished with understated fittings that play off the minimalistic architectural design. Custom lighting design, lacquered cabinetry, silver glazed floors, and floor to ceiling windows work to create a space which embodies modern metropolitan living.

Architect: Butler Armsden Architects
Designer: Gary Hutton Design
Photographer: Matthew Millman
Location: San Francisco
Square Footage: 3,400 sq. ft.

Manzanita

This Mediterranean estate is the creative genius of Arnn Gordon Greineder. Set on a three and a half acre site in Los Altos Hills, the main house is complimented by a guest house/cabana, a perfectly placed infinity pool, a small vineyard and a working wine cave. Sophisticated systems, beautiful interiors and magnificent views combine to make this estate truly one-of-a-kind.

Architect: Arnn Gordon Greineder
Landscape Architect: Todd R. Cole Landscape Architecture
Designer: Fisher Weisman Interior Design & Wheeler Design Group
Photographer: Nick Vasilopoulos
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 12,000

The Mission

Set on a six-plus acre site, this estate combines the natural beauty of the landscape with the finest custom craftsmanship. The graceful simplicity of a California mission is reflected in the attention paid to every detail, from the trademark belfry to the alder wood cabinets and limestone kitchen countertops. Additional details include custom corbels, solid stock Douglas fir ceiling beams milled on-site, hand-distressed walnut flooring and hand-applied integral color veneer plaster walls. All proof that modern and historic can come together for spectacular results.

Architect: Walker Warner
Landscape Architect: Lisa Keyston
Designer: Meagan Lontz Sullivan
Photographer: John Sutton Photography
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 10,300