Oakland 3 Residence
This residence was designed for a young family who previously lived in a Tudor house in the Oakland hills. Stein Architects moved into a more traditional style in designing this 3,300 square foot home.
The picturesque English Cottage movement, as typified by architect John Hudson Thomas, influenced the design of this house. The use of heavily applied, rough, beige stucco, with elements such as turrets and gables, shows the indebtedness to Thomas’s work. The interior spaces of the main level flow horizontally as well as curves to reflect the pie-shaped property. The two-story entry area contains the central staircase, detailed out in wood trees as pickets for the railings. Interior spaces make simple statements of the use of wood and veneer plaster walls.