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New Arts & Crafts Style Home Inspired by the English Arts and Crafts tradition in the Oakland hills, California

Highlights

  • English Arts and Crafts style.
  • Downslope site with living areas above and master bedroom suite below.
  • Fire-resistant design for wildland urban interface.
  • Interiors designed as a setting for art objects.

The clients for this project wanted a house inspired by the English Arts and Crafts tradition. The downslope site is steep, typical of many in the Oakland hills, allowing for a spacious home with a cottage-like appearance from the street. The interiors serve as a setting for the clients' extensive collection of modern and ethnic art as well as arts and crafts furnishings. Interior detailing is austere, spare on wood trim, and provides light, unbroken planes for the display of art objects while maintaining the integrity of the Arts and Crafts style.