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.

Video: An elegant welcome by Andrew Skurman

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

Gingko

Built in collaboration with Haller Architecture & Design and Lane McNab Interiors, this thoughtfully executed craftsman-style home blends old world charm with modern day amenities. Featuring a built-in work from home nook with pocket door, reclaimed oak floors from Ohio, and a custom staircase with curved baluster and hidden storage, the design stays true to the style of the home while allowing for everyday conveniences.

Architect: Haller Architecture & Design
Designer: Lane McNab Interiors
Photographer: Christopher Stark
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 2,972 sq. ft.

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

Zephyr

PCH renovated this 1920s estate for a growing family looking for a home that was both sophisticated and comfortable. Peacock lacquered walls and white oak flooring greet visitors in the foyer. A few of the notable design features include built in bookshelves, a petite bar and reading alcove in the family room and a custom stainless-steel hood in the kitchen. New floor to ceiling pocket doors allow for privacy when needed and open to communal areas to congregate. The existing exterior wall was replaced with a wall of windows and French doors that overlook the new deck, trellis and surrounding meadow. A cedar covered kitchen deck with an entertainment room below completes this idyllic property.

Architect: Andrew Mann Architecture
Designer: Niche Interiors
Photographer: Paul Dyer Photography
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 7,500 sq. ft.