Project Description

Type of Project:   Whole House Interior Remodel
Architect:  John Swain
Designer:   Tish Key [website]
Location:   St. Helena

This 7200 SF estate is tucked away in the beautiful St. Helena wine country.  This was the 3rd project for our clients.  Some of the key features are imported French limestone flooring, and French oak flooring from Exquisite Surfaces.   

The Challenges

Coordination and balancing lead times was our focus.  Since many materials were brought in from France on container ships,  everything had to be coordinated in a very precise manner.  We had custom steel barn doors and windows made and supplemented those pieces with steel windows and an entry door from Architectural Iron Works.  All the existing exposed beams were painted a dark black and had to be sand blasted to strip the wood for a natural finish.  Smooth finish plaster walls cover the interior of the entire home resulting in about 2 months of on site plaster work.  This project was a true group effort involving almost every sub contractor we had available.  Tish Key Interior Design and John Swain along with our clients excellent taste brought this project to life