Roberta is the Principal at Plum Architects. She is creative and deeply knowledgeable about mid-century design.
Working with her and her team on 1840 was fun, collaborative, and a great learning experience. Visit their website.
Roberta's design kept the original fireplace, but moved the kitchen to create a spacious living room with an open dining room that's great for entertaining.
As an homage to the original paneling, Roberta had the terrific idea of installing walnut in one of the bedrooms to create a rich, warm feeling.
We added a sliding door from the front bedroom/office to the atrium, dramatically increasing the light and flow through the front of the house.
The original floor plan located the washer/dryer in the hallway. Roberta's design included moving these to the garage, thereby opening the space at the end of the hall.
Watching Megan design a landscape is like watching someone create an enormous painting with plants, decking, steel, and pebbles. Given all the glass at 1840, her work can be seen from nearly every room. It's a delight to watch it evolve with the seasons. Visit her website.
The team at Custom Landscapes installed the landscaping. They made these Corten steel retaining walls, built the deck with fire pit, and installed all the plants, lighting and irrigation.
JohnFelix is an accomplished artist. His painting in the atrium is on teak--a bit of an echo of the paneling that was used historically throughout the house--and was inspired by historical Japanese art. It incorporates maple leaves and other natural elements--bringing the "outside in." Check out his work here.
Rob is a master of creating amazing paper constructions and lighting them in magical ways. Visit his website to see his gorgeous pieces. Together, he and Dena (the owner) made Cloud2 that lights the dining area.
It can be controlled remotely and the color of the LED light ranges from a bright blue-white to a low, romantic sepia.
Dawn is talented painter, musician, bread maker, and doctor. She came to visit and made this painting of men building an Eichler.
Dena, the owner, made this silver finger painting mural. It reflects the morning light gorgeously.
She loves making custom rugs for specific spaces. 1840 inspired several :)
Dena refurbished this bed and made the custom pillow pulling in colors from around the room.
A house with so many straight lines needs a little something round. It helps if you can eat off it!
If you are interested in the decor or products made for 1840 and want some for yourself, visit denamarie.com.
This painting is called Happy Feet. (Silkscreen ink on paper. 1999.)
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