Residential Design

  • CH+D: On the Bright Side

    California Home and Design recently featured the Haggerty kitchen remodel, a project in collaboration with the talented Interior Design team Mansfield+O’Neil. See the full write up here.

  • Houzz: 10 Ways to Lift a White Room with Rainbow Brights

    Remodeling and Home Design

    Try the softly-softly approach with these tips designed to take the fear out of sunshine shades – by Laura Wheat.

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  • SF Curbed Features 553 Elizabeth Street

    After extensive renovation this Noe Valley property commands $5.8 million. To read more about the property check out the article.
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  • Design Rx for Your Home Remodel: An Interview with John Lum

    John gives some valuable info about what architects do, including some cool insight into some of the most important benefits of working with them, what questions you should ask before the design process, and tips to make sure your remodel/building project goes as smoothly as possible.

    What are some important questions to ask an architect before beginning the design process?  What are some of the biggest issues that architects and homeowners face when it comes to remodeling a house? To read the whole interview click here

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  • Houzz: How to Choose the Right Tile Layout

    Remodeling and Home Design

    Brick, stacked, mosaic and more — get to know the most popular tile layouts and see which one is best for your room. By Yanic Simard

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  • Houzz Tour: When an Architect Designs for Himself

    Remodeling and Home Design

    When San Francisco architect John Lum decided to remodel the living space over his office, he made a discovery: it was difficult to be both architect and client. “Usually we try to listen to what [clients] want,” Lum says. “Most people want more lush homes.” But he wanted to focus on the basics of the 1917 building. “I tend to follow symmetry – I like things very rationalized,” he says. The warehouse’s 32-inch rafters gave Lum a module that allowed him to design the 1,300-square-foot space with gridlike precision. “I wanted to keep the rustic quality, the found sensibility of the space,” he says. “I was on an extremely tight budget. Instead of highly refined finishes, it would be in my best interest to do things simply.”

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  • Design Rx for Your Home Remodel: An Interview with John Lum of John Lum Architecture

    How common is it to for homeowners to hire an architect for a remodeling project? What are the benefits of this compared with some of the other options?
    It is quite common, especially given how complex the planning process can be for most Bay Area communities. Also, one cannot rely on a contractor to make design decisions as they are not educated in this field. Knowing the permitting process, coordinating the structural engineer and other consultants, and also representing the client during construction are important roles of the architect.

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  • Dwell Magazine: Kitchens We Love Issue

    Dwell Magazine featured the Lender-Wilhelm Residence in the Spring 2011 edition in the 100 Kitchens We Love issue. For more information, click here

  • CH+D Award for Sustainable Architecture

    The Lee Kimburg residence was recognized by California Home and Design Magazine for its graceful sustainable design. To read more about this project, click here