Historic East Bay Mansion

A couple with small children had their eye on the desirable Diablo Country Club area for a while. When the most prominent home came on the market they wasted no time to make an offer, as large homes are rare in this small town, and the house’s history is incomparable. Built upon an 1879 stock farm owned by the Big Four of the Central Pacific Railroad, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker and Collis Huntington it later became the clubhouse of the Diablo Country Club.

While Claudia and her team wanted to pay homage to the home's grand history we also aimed to create a design fit for a modern family who appreciate tradition. We layered the design with color and interesting pieces from around the world. We not only custom-designed many furnishings and mixed them with antiques, we also traveled to India to commission several rugs, tables, lamps and decorative objects. And for the husband’s collection of wine and to entertain his friends we carved a man’s gathering place out of the home’s basement that combines the ambiance of a speak easy with the rustic charm of a late 19th century cellar. Whether upstairs or downstairs, this is a cosmopolitan home that seamlessly blends European traditions with exotic elements from the Middle East, India and China, designed for living casually and luxuriously at the same time.
Diablo Mansion: Living Room
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Photography: César Rubio
“adding green couch and the other colors in the room. Love the green curtains.” — tivoliwoods
Diablo Mansion: Dining Room
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Photography: César Rubio
“dining room table round?” — blyon45
Bar Area in Library
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Photography: César Rubio
“mueble de madera con incrustaciones de madre perla” — alealvarado14
Breakfast Room & Kitchen
Ideabooks11,285
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Photography: César Rubio
“Like the red and yellow” — sarahajr
Diablo Historic Mansion
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Photography: Adeeni Design Group
“off white cabinets” — ble373
Diablo Historic Mansion
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Photography: Adeeni Design Group
“yellow with accents of red” — dialfamily
Diablo Historic Mansion
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Photography: Adeeni Design Group
“wall color with cabinet color” — dialfamily
Master Bedroom
Ideabooks240
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Photography: César Rubio
“big cornice boards” — marshaburchfield
Wine Cellar
Ideabooks5,400
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Photography: César Rubio
“W.F. Norman Corporation You can still purchase original hand pressed metal ceilings at W.F. Norman C” — fdomingu
Diablo Historic Mansion
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Photography: Adeeni Design Group
“крокодил от дърво” — pilepetelkov
Diablo Historic Mansion
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Photography: Adeeni Design Group
“texture on walls and ceiling, doorway” — Carol Woolf Gallery and Frame Factory
Staircase to Wine Cellar
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Photography: Adeeni Design Group
“rustic wall finish” — Color Consulting & Design by Diane
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