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.

Northgate

This modern hilltop home was designed to showcase the client’s diverse art collection and unique decor. The home sits on one acre, has an open layout with clean lines and ceiling elevation changes which identify different rooms. Our clients wanted their art to remain a focus throughout the house so subtle materials and colors were used to create a clean slate to highlight their collection. The landscape, architecture and interiors all flow together seamlessly. Living in California, our clients are conscious about saving water so the landscaping is drought tolerant and the plants require little to no water. The same modern and linear style inside the house continues outside with an infinity edge reflection pond surrounded by Gingko trees. A new site drainage system was installed and designed to collect all surface and sub-surface storm water which releases slowly into one of the two dissipation tanks located on the property.

Architect: Walker & Moody Architects
Landscape Architect: Suzman Architects
Designer: Douglas Durkin Design
Photographer: Tom Seawell Photography
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 11,500

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

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

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

Questa

Originally a winery, we renovated this historic building for clients seeking a weekend retreat away from the City. By underpinning and reinforcing the stone walls with concrete, we brought the building up to current seismic code. We also procured and integrated several artifacts specified by our client, including a confessional door from a cathedral in Europe and beams salvaged from a barn in Pennsylvania. We completed the transformation by building a new master bedroom under the eaves, a freestanding art studio/sitting room, and a cozy guesthouse opening onto the clay tennis court. The result is a house that’s every bit as majestic as it is inviting. Read more in Architectural Digest.

Architect: J.E. Caldwell Architect
Landscape Architect: Todd R. Cole Landscape Architecture
Designer: Tucker & Marks
Photographer: Don Roper & Matthew Millman
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 3,800

MHW

PCH worked with MEM Architecture and Kendall Wilkinson Design to create a residence that would accommodate a growing family while being both peaceful and livable. The newly designed house takes full advantage of the beautiful climate and natural contours of the landscape. Features of the home include an open floor plan, a new large chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, and new master suite. Exterior features include a new pool, cabana and outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven which accommodates both intimate family dinners as well as large gatherings for friends.

Architect: MEMarchitecture
Designer: Kendall Wilkinson Design
Photographer: Ethan Kaplan
Location: San Francisco Peninsula
Square Footage: 3,500 sq. ft.

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.

Victorian

By bringing renowned designer Atelier Ugo Sap’s vision to life, we delivered on the client’s request for something different. Integrating modernism with twenty-first century technology, we added distinctive features throughout the three-story Pacific Heights Victorian, from hand-painted hardwood flooring to exquisite custom-plastered ceilings. As featured in Architectural Digest, the updated classic style is visible at every turn, especially in the custom metal and glass elevator that ascends to the glass floored balcony and new roof deck capturing panoramic views of the City and the bay. Read more in Architectural Digest.

Architect: Atelier Ugo Sap
Landscape Architect: Peter Tarne
Designer: James Marzo Design
Photographer: Matthew Millman
Location: San Francisco
Square Footage: 8,300

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