JMA mediterranean-living-room


Home built by JMA (Jim Murphy and Associates); designed by Hart Howerton. Photo credit: Tim Maloney, Technical Imagery Studios.

Extraordinary impressions of the old world were created in this Tuscan-style home. Stucco exterior walls and wrought iron fixtures give a handmade, rustic look that exemplifies the architectural style. The plaster interior walls, artfully crafted, embrace the home's romance with the past. Their surface is a blend of colors created on site with a wax patina applied to some of the walls. The remarkable feeling of elegant antiquity is aided by the home's floors, which were created from reclaimed wood. Our carpenters gave the large beams in the great room and kitchen a rustic radiance through modern distressing techniques.


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November 10, 2014
Teri Smith wrote:
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JMA (Jim Murphy and Associates)
My apologies for the delay. The architect would most likely be able to answer that: Hart Howerton in San Francisco.
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February 27, 2013
laurelicox wrote:
dimensions of this room - It is my dream to have a family room like this, I do love it. Warm and cozy yet roomy! This is a great accomplishment. What are the dimensions of this room? We are building a home and are trying to find a comfortable yet roomy family room size. Any suggestions would be greately appreciated. Thanks for your help :) Laurel
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I would also like to know the dimension, thanks.
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Brea Albritton
Has anyone gotten the dimensions yet?
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February 13, 2012
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The architecture firm responsible for the design of this beautiful home is Hart Howerton in San Francisco:
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Donna Gallegos
I love the paint on the walls I would like to do this to my kitchen.
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November 9, 2012
Ramiro Martinez wrote:
do you have images of tropical "Palapas with pool and bbq settings"??
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