This Mediterranean/Tuscan contemporary home was just built last year. It has a 15 foot ceiling in the great room and 10 feet ceilings elsewhere. They chose Blomberg windows and doors, a cast concrete fireplace with a tiled overmantle niche, wide plank hickory floors, and green marble countertops. It has an inviting, casual country feel with rustic pine furniture mixed with antiques.
This 1926 Normandy/Storybook home was designed by W. R. Yelland, who was also the architect for the Normandy Village in Berkeley. The original color downstairs was a medium brown, which the owners' grandson and his wife, the present occupants, felt was too dark. I chose a creamy white to go with the wood ceilings and upstairs will be some pale colors. This is a wonderful house with different shaped archways, no right angles anywhere, a round corner fireplace, all of the original light fixtures, and enchanting details!
This pretty Mediterranean has lovely arches all throughout. It was built in 1924, with wings added in 1935. Anna says, "We only wanted the calm and quiet of undemanding whites, but finding just the right ones was not as easy as I thought. Cass helped us sift through the incredible number of choices of whites, making our decision process manageable and more efficient."