Mark English Architects, AIA
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MEA - Sausalito Residence contemporary-dining-room

MEA - Sausalito Residence

Residence Sausalito, California An urbane elegant home with a warm modern ambiance. The interiors are comfortable and playful, open to the expansive view of San Francisco Bay. The lot is a typical Sausalito hillside lot, small and sloping down from the street to the east. To the north is a sweeping view of Sausalito, looking much like a town on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. To the east and south an inspiring view sweeps from downtown San Francisco, across the Berkeley hills and Mount Diablo to Angel Island and Tiburon. The existing three-storey home was in a state of disrepair, and had been planned as a series of small dark rooms connected by a convoluted staircase. Our solution was to remove most of the interior walls through the use of structural steel, create a dramatic stair event, and open the exterior walls to the views. Dining area Photos:Claudio Santini next

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July 10, 2012
Kristen Lee wrote:
who makes tbe wood floors used on this project?
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These are a white oak, pickled, engineered floor. I don't find the manufacturer anymore, but I believe there are many other products like it. They are 6" wide boards.
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February 27, 2011
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I believe it is this piece.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

"The crazy hanging light fixture, the pairing of styles between dining chairs and table, the eclectic, yet modern feel" (deidramae) "Keeping to monochromatic white makes dining an even more relaxing experience. Order here is kept in the kitchen by elements like the clean lines of overhead lighting, and the drinking glasses below." (txranchgirl)
Susan Serra added this to Kitchen Dining - Count The Ways!
The kitchen's lack of wall cabinets takes the emphasis off the walls. Instead, the emphasis is on the enchanting, shimmering chandelier in the dining room next door, a very gracious dining spot, almost unbelievably just next to the kitchen. Again, why not?
Janell Beals - House of Fifty Mag added this to Design 2011: Trends to Build On
A trend creating elegant ease and comfort is combining refined and rustic elements. Here a worn table is in beautiful contrast to the sleek light fixture.
Margaret Everton added this to Celebrate the Look of Wear
Even a small inclusion of a rougher material, such as this dining table, adds a beautiful balance to a refined monochromatic space like this.

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February 16, 2015
how fun is that chandelier
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February 7, 2015
Mirror backsplash with shelf, no upper cabinets in kitchen
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February 1, 2015
Light fixture
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November 5, 2014
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September 15, 2014
idea for how to open kitchen to dining area
nsattin added this to Kitchens
August 30, 2014
nice balance
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July 17, 2014
table for island
Kelly Seaworth added this to Guest bedroom
June 8, 2014
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May 21, 2014
Deb Hall Northcutt added this to Deb Hall Northcutt's Ideas
May 18, 2014
Like the fixture and the table in contrast
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April 14, 2014
Simple sophistications.
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January 31, 2014
Bubble Lights
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December 29, 2013
white linen chairs
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December 25, 2013
rustic dining table
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October 26, 2013
the bubble chandelier
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DR chandelier
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August 6, 2013
Table, chairs
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July 31, 2013
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July 23, 2013
Simple table.
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July 8, 2013
love the contrast between the rustic table and the slip-covered chairs. comfortable but still chic!
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July 4, 2013
Nice light fixture combo with table
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June 26, 2013
rustic and refined
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perhaps an idea, covered chairs
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Chairs and table
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April 27, 2013
bubble light
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April 24, 2013
I like the light
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April 15, 2013
large mirror, sparkly chandelier, rustic table and slipcovered chairs
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February 3, 2013
I like the slipcovered white chairs paired with the reclaimed wood
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January 7, 2013
The chandelier.
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January 4, 2013
Like the light fixture droplets
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December 28, 2012
slip cover chair
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like rustic with elegance
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great mix of styles
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Refined rustic, is my new style.
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Capa cadeiras
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chair covers
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table with white chairs
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September 30, 2012
kitchen ceiling lower than dining room. this is more intering than having one flat ceilng throughout.
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Dining room with open kitchen
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table, chairs
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clean simple lines of kitchen mixed with rustic farm table as well as the added softness of the slipcovered chairs.
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The look
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table and I like the end chairs to be slip covered with linen
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kitchen cabinets, counter
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Flashy lighting with rustic table
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old world charm
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The lights over the table
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Keeping to monochromatic white makes dining an even more relaxing experience. Order here is kept in the kitchen by elements like the clean lines of overhead lighting, and the drinking glasses below.
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rustic table in a modern setting
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Round top slip covers
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White wood black
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Love the table!!
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table chairs and chandelier
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Large mirror at the wall.
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Lights hall
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table and chair look
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fixture a little over the top, but kind of close
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Lovely mix looks achievable
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Love the chandelier
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Jelly Fish Light
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slip covers
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Dining lighting
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break between kitchen and dining
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Use of mirror and over scale light
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slip covered chairs
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light fixture
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cool light pendant
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love wood with contemp
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Light floors with white walls and kitchen
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white mirror
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like table with slip covered chairs
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No uppers simple shelf
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Table lamp
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kitchen layout
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October 12, 2011
Love mirror!
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October 6, 2011 the contrast from table and fixture..
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October 4, 2011
dining table
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September 19, 2011
like the floor, table, cabinets
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September 11, 2011
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September 3, 2011
Mix of rustic table w sleek kitchen
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August 30, 2011
Great example of how white works in a space / light fixture
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August 30, 2011
Great way to take the "cold edge" of a modern style home!
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August 9, 2011
love the table
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August 7, 2011
Idea for kitchen
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July 27, 2011
love the light
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July 16, 2011
white, white, white... and a lovely old worn table... brings in texture... love the light also ...
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July 13, 2011
The chandelier and the table.
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July 11, 2011
interesting chandelier - like concept but not so long - would make it shorter
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July 5, 2011
Keeping to monochromatic white makes dining an even more relaxing experience. Order here is kept in the kitchen by elements like the clean lines of overhead lighting, and the drinking glasses below.
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June 16, 2011
White and wood, justneeds accent colour
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pomieszanie stylów
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bubble lights
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May 30, 2011
Love the bubble chandeliers with old farmhouse tables
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dining room chairs
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May 17, 2011
can i have that light fixture?? thanks.
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May 15, 2011
contemporary and traditional, bright, clean lines
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May 9, 2011
cmplete look
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Love the chandelier
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May 1, 2011
Clean, lilght, long table
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April 24, 2011
light wood floor
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simple cabinets
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April 12, 2011
the shelves above the sink.
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April 11, 2011
nice clean, white kitchen & dining
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Rustic table w linen slipcovers
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dining area
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perfect table
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chair covers
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March 14, 2011
Rough with smooth
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March 12, 2011
Ceiling lamp
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March 11, 2011
A trend creating elegant ease and comfort is combining refined and rustic elements. Here a worn table is in beautiful contrast to the sleek light fixture.
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March 11, 2011
slipcover parson chairs great chandelier
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March 10, 2011
great place for a large,vast mirror
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March 9, 2011
Love the rustic table with the clean white chairs.
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March 9, 2011
love light
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March 9, 2011
amazing dining table and chandelier
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March 9, 2011
Lights mirror and kitchen
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the chandelier
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March 9, 2011
love the huge silver plate thing on ceiling
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table and chairs
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worn table balances monochromatic space
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slip cover drm chairs
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mix of sleek with rough
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Table and chairs
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March 9, 2011
Rough hewn dining table w/ white slipcovered chairs and modern chandelier. great mix
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March 9, 2011
great table for family room
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worn table with crisp white covered chairs....
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chandelier is great use of space
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