Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Russian River Studio contemporary-exterior

Russian River Studio

View from Terrace. Photograph by David Wakely

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January 7, 2015
ladytee17 wrote:
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
follow my web link to the contact/news section and there you will find a live link to these plans for sale through houseplans. the bathroom/laundry was not photographed. The kitchenette - still in process - is to go in the space behind the sliding green door. this is a multi function studio - when used for sleeping - the daybed/couch in the alcove folds out for use. I have a sketch of a slightly expanded version in which I have included a stair to a sleeping loft and included a kitchenette - but it is still sitting in my to do pile to turn into a formal drawing - one of these days I will get to it - and then add it as a variant to the houseplans set.
thanks for your interest.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 8:09AM
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Thanks Cathy for your prompt reply!
    Bookmark   January 16, 2015 at 12:24PM
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September 1, 2014
mdesigns wrote:
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The operable windows are in-swinging hoppers and they are 2'-0" tall and 3' - 0" wide.
Thanks for the question.
    Bookmark   September 18, 2014 at 11:43AM
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February 27, 2014
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Hi -
The doors and windows on this project are all aluminum clad wood units by Marvin. They come with the aluminum already painted. Marvin, like many manufacturers, has many standard colors, and then one can always have a custom color applied as well. The interior finish can be primed and or bare wood of various species with a sealer. These came primed.
Thanks for the question.
    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 7:58AM
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Can you tell me the color of the aluminum of the door?
    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 3:03PM
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September 15, 2013
Lightlink Lighting wrote:
It's a beautiful project. With that angled roofline is it hard to heat
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Lightlink Lighting
Thank you. Thats very helpful. They have a great space.
    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 4:28PM
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Nice space ... What is estimated (say average) construction cost per sq ft?
    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 11:51AM
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November 26, 2012
Joyce Peter wrote:
What is his map of this house?
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Hi -
I am not sure I understand this question - if what you are asking is where is this house located, the answer is in Forestville, California.
    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 10:28AM
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Joyce Peter
Thanks Cathy
    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 8:55PM
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October 24, 2012
olivegardener wrote:
What are the dimensions of this home?
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I would also be interested in the plans as well. Thank you!
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OK thanks -- we are nearly there. If you were to follow me - you will get pinged - Cathy
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October 2, 2012
ellen2500 wrote:
What is the siding material (including finish) and the name of the colors for the door and windows? Thanks.
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Can you tell me the exact color of the painted door? I'd like to use that color on my house. Thank you!
    Bookmark   January 9, 2015 at 1:59PM
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I am almost certain it is a standard aluminum cladding color by Marvin called wineberry -- all the doors and windows on this project are painted wood at the interior with an aluminum cladding on the exterior. I see I have answered this already- maybe this was a painted door only - but again wineberry is my best bet.
    Bookmark   January 9, 2015 at 2:55PM
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May 11, 2012
dknowles wrote:
Are the house plans for this available? Love this design! Exactly what I am looking for.
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I think back and forth would be best, but we would need to know what you charge. Also we are not quite ready to build just yet.
    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 1:54PM
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would you mind sending me your email address?
I would prefer taking this off the public thread -- if that is ok.
And or email me at and I will email you back.
    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 2:11PM
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April 25, 2012
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Yes, thanks for your answer!
    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 1:41PM
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Thank you very much
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Some designs incorporate the vernacular in both form and materials, as exemplified by these final two examples. The regional modernism of Northern California may embrace flat roofs and stucco walls, but this small studio is covered in wood siding and capped by a sloping roof.
Schwabe nestled the studio into the hillside above the existing two-bedroom cabin. "I was inspired by many things, but the exterior's form was inspired by local Sonoma barns because of their simplicity and practicality," says Schwabe. The studio's small size means a reduced carbon footprint, and Schwabe sited and shaped it to make the most of natural light and ventilation.
Cathy Schwabe designed this versatile cabin in Northern California to serve as a photography studio, a spot for writers' retreats and a dining room (indoors or out) for large gatherings of family and friends.
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