Custom

Private homes designed for select clients.

310 Waverly Residence
An urban insertion in the suburban grid, this steel and stone home becomes progressively private as the rooms move toward the West.

Healdsburg Rural House
A very personal collaboration on a retirement home for a repeat client, whose first custom house we designed in 1983.

Kayo House
The catwalk leading to this house distances it literally and metaphorically from the ground below. Rooms extend out on cantilevers, creating a treehouse-like sensation.

Modularean Eco House
Both playful artpiece and artful playpiece, the Modularean Eco House is a sturdy, sustainable custom dollhouse designed by David Baker and built by woodworker Julianna Sassaman.

Qc2
This proposed design for a custom home on the peninsula responds to site, sky, and light.

Redstone Cabin
A cozy update of an old fishing cabin in Redstone, the Ruby of the Rockies.

Revenge of the Stuccoids
The "Stuccoids," the stucco bungalows of the flatlands, march up into the hills to merge with the "Maybecks," the eclectic houses of Bernard Maybeck.

Shotwell Design Lab
Shotwell Compound is a mixed-use urban contemporary approach to living and working. It combines the new Zero Cottage, a workshop, and an existing building that combines apartments with a gallery storefront.

Shotwell Garden Apartment

Spaghetti House
David Baker's UC Berkeley M-Arch thesis project brought to life: Spaghetti House takes its name from its long, skinny footprint.

Zero Cottage
A net-zero cottage addition to David Baker's Shotwell Compound.