Madson Design

(415) 890-2884
www.madsondesign.com

Services Provided
project planning, design development, construction documents, construction administration, interior design, furniture design, cabinetry design

Areas Served
San Francisco, Bay area, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda & Solano counties

Business Description
We create human scale, contextual homes, immersed with equal measure in the personal and in the communal: Simple, solid, beautiful spaces, that convey luxury without pretense.

We approach style with a sense of respectful play, synthesizing the home's aesthetic threads with the client's character and needs. Our goal is an integrative living space, both restful and compelling.

We provide home remodel and new construction design services throughout Northern California, primarily in the Bay Area. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to discuss how we may assist you.
Bay Area Custom Home Design
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James Madson 
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San Francisco, CA 94127 
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Hi, yes, it was sealed. Since there was to be food prep on it, a heated mineral oil was used for the top, five coats. The bottom was sealed with a poly varathane.
September 15, 2014 at 9:20AM      Thanked by jiggs628
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8 Things Successful Architects and Designers Do

Good architects tell a story and engage the senses. They understand the rules — and know when to break them Full Story
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outofplumb
I would add a ninth idea except it rarely happens: “They see how the design worked out and learn from it”. Steward Brand’s excellent book, How Buildings Learn, talks at length about how architects rarely if ever actually evaluate the use of a building once completed much to the chagrin of those that have to live and/or work in the buildings. Similar points in Michael Pollan’s also excellent book, A Place of My Own
September 15, 2014 at 5:36PM   
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Concrete and wood horizontal
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James is a pretty incredible designer, skilled at all the detailed stuff but really with the eye of an artist, without all the neurotic bits of an artist. He's very collaborative in how he goes about... Read More
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Madson Design was the right choice for our full house remodel. James is incredibly patient, detailed and a great communicator. He worked with us through the entire building process. Our project was pa... Read More
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Madson Design is following Sarah Susanka, FAIA
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You can buy ready made brackets made out of PVC That is what we used on our house
September 2, 2014 at 7:43PM   
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Hi Becky, we used redwood on the brackets. Either redwood or cedar are best for exterior wood features.
September 2, 2014 at 8:30PM   
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Materials Workshop: Channel Glass Finds Its Groove in Homes

The commerical world already knew its benefits. Now channel glass is bringing diffused daylight, privacy and more to residences Full Story
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Thank you so much!
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Sorry, I no longer have information on the appliances for this project.
August 25, 2014 at 8:16AM   
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I'm sorry, I don't have any information on the napkin holder.
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Madson Design was the right choice for our full house remodel. James is incredibly patient, detailed and a great communicator. He worked with us through the ent...
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James has a keen aesthetic that is original and fresh but also practical. He is easy to work with and comes through for you in terms of timelines. I've enjoy...
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Review by East Bay Botanicals:

James and I have worked together on a number of projects: both re-models and new builds in which my company provided the landscaping. Each project has been a ve...
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Review by carrieoreviewer:

We've used James on two houses, and we loved him both times. He was thoughtful and inspired, budget conscious, and had a mild, easy going manner that was ea...
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James is a pretty incredible designer, skilled at all the detailed stuff but really with the eye of an artist, without all the neurotic bits of an artist. He's...
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I had the pleasure of working with Carolyn on a whole house remodel project in South San Francisco. The hillside lot's existing front yard was encased in concr...
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Review for Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.:

Bill Fry is a top notch builder and I always recommend him to my Peninsula and South Bay clients. I appreciate his attention to detail, approach to value engine...
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