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Andrew Residence
Walnut Creek, CA


STYLE:  Farmhouse Modern

SIZE:  4000 Square Feet​

PROJECT SCOPE: From the ground up design

FINISHES:  Board & Batten Siding, Metal Roof

architect comments

This project was very gratifying for me. To rescue a project that was definitely headed in the wrong direction and provide my clients with a great looking home that they are extremely proud of actually made me feel a bit like a hero. The house has a tremendous view and the previous design completely neglected it. Instead of a conventionally pitched roof, I proposed a shed roof that puts all eyes on the view the second you walk in and provide a very dramatic ceiling as well. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.



"Mark Landolf should have a cape because he literally came to the rescue for our home remodel! We were first time renovators with a unique, old home in Walnut Creek with great potential. We learned the hard way -- initially thinking we didn't need an architect; and so instead we hired a contractor to help us "design and build" our home. That was a bad decision on a number of levels, and rendered us stuck for months (driven largely by our poor choice in pros). We met Mark and immediately knew that he could help us. With his help, we took a step back to make sure we were investing into a beautiful, functional, well-designed home. It was a fairly small assignment for his depth of capabilities, but his involvement made a huge impact. He was thoughtful, he listened, (and it was fun to see the designs in 3D!), and respected our budget parameters. Mark has been by far the best decision in what is a complex building process for first timers. He has referred us to a terrific new General Contractor. We are just getting started with construction; we are excited to see our vision come to reality. Thank you Mark!"


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