robert kelly

(510) 836-0719
kellyabramson.com/

Services Provided
Shingle style, shingle, first bay traditional, craftsman, craftsmen, bungalow, industrial, English, tudor, English tudor, cottage, farm, barn, Spanish, ski cabin, cabin, modern living, vintage, antique, restoration, re-use


Residential, residential remodel, ski house, ski cabin, ski, vacation home, vacation, homes, residences, traditional homes, traditional residences, vernacular, restaurants, small commercial

Areas Served
Bay Area, San Francisco, Northern California, Piedmont, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Francisco, Sugar Bowl, Norden, Lake Tahoe, Inverness, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Woodside, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Nevada County, Placer County, Marin, Marin County

Business Description
My foray into architecture started in high school when I decided to expand my family's Santa Barbara home into its large unfinished attic. My parents and neighbors were a little alarmed when they came home from work and saw that I had cut a large hole in the side of the house for a new door and stairway. For the next four summers I worked for contractors and electricians so that I could learn the skills needed to finish the attic into livable space. At UC Berkeley, I studied architecture and civil engineering. After college, I worked in construction and was licensed as a general contractor.

For the past 15 years, I have been working as an architect on new vacation homes throughout Northern California and remodels/renovations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

My goal as an architect is to help you make the architecture and construction process a conscious effort and to create a beautiful and functional environment, unique to your personality and reflective of your specific needs.

Life is but a dream. With a slant towards Hindu philosophy, my mother would argue that life is pre-determined and that ultimately we have no control over our lives. I would argue that we have the choice to create beautiful environments, and I meticulously work through the details to ensure that your dream becomes a reality.

My design etiquette is restrained and comfortable, not gaudy. I love light and large windows, natural materials, and expression of the structure. I gravitate to work that is made by craftsmen rather than machine, to elements and details from the 1920s and before.

Thank you for your consideration in having me help with your project.

Rob Kelly
April 2010

Certification and Awards
Best New House 2012, Piedmont, CA
East Bay Architect -
Traditional Homes for Modern Living
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Address
1111 warfield ave,
piedmont, California,
United States, 94610 
Fax:
(510) 893-3093 
License #:
C27892 
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no sprayer. old style faucets do not come with sprayers. form versus functino
April 10, 2014 at 2:56pm   
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antique limestone from Paris Ceramics (out of business). Similar stone is from Haussmann stone in Hayward
April 2, 2014 at 8:50pm   
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robert kelly is following Natalie Dionne Architecture
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the outside is metal clad. The inside is natural wood. There is no historical precedent for making the interior and exterior the same finish. Barns dont typically have windows. Usually exterior windows are painted for protection
March 25, 2014 at 8:47am   
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We just completed a partial remodel of our house which included a total makeover of our bedroom and the addition of a skylight in our dining room. Working with ...
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Review by Ignacio Barandiaran:

Rob is an excellent architect all around. He is an accomplished and creative designer, a good listener, and is practical about the issues that a client cares ab...
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We met Rob on the land site we are in escrow for out in West Marin. Rob hiked through the brambles, down the fern slope and through the grassland. He told us w...
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Rob Kelly was highly recommended for my house addition project for his competency and integrity. That he was and more. I interviewed at least four architects ...
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We can't recommend Rob highly enough. He listened well, threw his heart into our project, attended to every detail, and -- most importantly -- created a remode...
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