Mark Brand Architecture


Services Provided
Architecture and Interior Design

Areas Served
San Francisco, California, Palo Alto, Mill Valley, Marin, Peninsula, Los Altos, Larkspur, Napa, San Ramon, Menlo Park, Mountain View, San Mateo, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, Portola Valley, Burlingame, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Tiburon, Orinda, Sausalito, Kentfield, Sonoma.

Business Description
Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior studio balances high design with practicality, combining understated elegance with elements of drama. Our firm specializes in quality new homes, residential remodels and additions.

Stylistically, our work would best be described as eclectic, incorporating a variety of influences favoring no single style. Our work ranges from traditional to modern with an emphasis on creativity and problem solving. Our projects are especially noted for their quality of light and orientation to views. Artistic compositions of plan, space and form are enriched by carefully considered color, texture and materials.

Mark Brand Architecture's experience in dealing with planning and building departments throughout the Bay Area and our record of working well with project neighbors contribute to our expertise in getting building permits approved. We work closely with our clients, contractors and cost estimators to control construction costs.
Mark is a California licensed architect.

Certification and Awards
DesignWise (Chicago) 1997
San Francisco Architect & Designer
Contact:
Mark Brand 
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Address:
681 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 
Fax:
(415) 543-5235 
License #:
C13,145 
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Riddle Construction and Design
check out Porcelanosa tile. If they don't have this tile, they have many that are very similar.
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It is Qatar Nacar by Porcelanosa. We used the same tile behind the tub and shower as well. - Mark
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Table is awesome
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Thank you!
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The doors and drawers have touch latches.
last Tuesday at 2:56PM   
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It is a very good quality lacquer finish. I am not worried about the finish, but I might be with a different client. I am not sure what brand of touch latch was used on these. I left that up to the cabinet supplier. One of the best brands is Hafele.
last Tuesday at 3:06PM   
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Stacie, the faucets are Mem by Dornbracht.
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Focal Point Hardware
Hi! Gorgeous bathroom! We carry the stunning MEM collection by Dornbracht. Feel free to visit our site and learn more about it and get product specifications. http://focalpointhardware.com/mem-c-11_659_670.html
Hope this helps!

-Focal Point Hardware
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peepclean
Thank you. I really appreciate you quick and gracious information.
September 7, 2014 at 3:04PM   
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You're welcome!
September 8, 2014 at 8:35AM   
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If I remember correctly we just used a white sealant at the joint. This is a guest bathroom, so it doesn't get a lot of wear and tear. Thank you for your compliment. - Mark.
August 30, 2014 at 10:23AM   
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I read two books on traditional Japanese residential architecture while I was designing this project. In Japan they use a wood called Hinoki. We considered importing wood from Japan but eventually learned that Hinoki is very similar to Douglas Fir. We ended up designing the mouldings and having them fabricated locally out of vertical grain Douglas Fir. - Mark.
August 30, 2014 at 10:20AM   
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hmthelords
Is this hard to keep clean?
August 26, 2014 at 1:58PM   
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Yes. It has a lot of texture, so I don't recommend using it in an everyday shower. This is a guest bath.
August 26, 2014 at 2:28PM   
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It has been a long time since I designed this house, but I think the baseboards are 6 inches. The color is obviously white, but I don't keep very good records of paint colors, so I can't tell you the specific white. I generally use Benjamin Moore paints. I hope that helps. - Mark
August 22, 2014 at 2:25PM   
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elisadivittorio
Thank you, it's gorgeous!
August 22, 2014 at 8:18PM   
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mntejwani
is the cultured stone desert shadow or slate gray?
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I am afraid I no longer recall the exact color. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.
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