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Entryway - contemporary limestone floor and beige floor entryway idea in San Francisco with a medium wood front door and beige walls

Earthy ModernContemporary Entry, San Francisco

Who says green and sustainable design has to look like it? Designed to emulate the owner’s favorite country club, this fine estate home blends in with the natural surroundings of it’s hillside perch, and is so intoxicatingly beautiful, one hardly notices its numerous energy saving and green features. Durable, natural and handsome materials such as stained cedar trim, natural stone veneer, and integral color plaster are combined with strong horizontal roof lines that emphasize the expansive nature of the site and capture the “bigness” of the view. Large expanses of glass punctuated with a natural rhythm of exposed beams and stone columns that frame the spectacular views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Los Gatos Hills. A shady outdoor loggia and cozy outdoor fire pit create the perfect environment for relaxed Saturday afternoon barbecues and glitzy evening dinner parties alike. A glass “wall of wine” creates an elegant backdrop for the dining room table, the warm stained wood interior details make the home both comfortable and dramatic. The project’s energy saving features include: - a 5 kW roof mounted grid-tied PV solar array pays for most of the electrical needs, and sends power to the grid in summer 6 year payback! - all native and drought-tolerant landscaping reduce irrigation needs - passive solar design that reduces heat gain in summer and allows for passive heating in winter - passive flow through ventilation provides natural night cooling, taking advantage of cooling summer breezes - natural day-lighting decreases need for interior lighting - fly ash concrete for all foundations - dual glazed low e high performance windows and doors Design Team: Noel Cross+Architects - Architect Christopher Yates Landscape Architecture Joanie Wick – Interior Design Vita Pehar - Lighting Design Conrado Co. – General Contractor Marion Brenner – Photography

Entryway - contemporary limestone floor and beige floor entryway idea in San Francisco with a medium wood front door and beige walls —  Houzz

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mgonza wrote:Mar 7, 2012
Where can I purchase or get information about this light fixture?

  • Kathy Lang

    Beautiful entry!


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    Noel Cross+Architects

    I'm glad you like it! And, the previous post mentions that it was a totally custom design, so it's not available anywhere.

bitterrootjohn wrote:Apr 9, 2012
What material is this entry door?Thank you.

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    What is the stain color and brand on the African mohagany?
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    Noel Cross+Architects

    Clear Stain/sealer Sikkens


kubas wrote:Apr 19, 2012
where can u buy a door like this?

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    Noel Cross+Architects
    It's bronze, custom made. Talk to any custom metal worker.
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    interior designer
    noel...wana be freinds ?i am from pakistan would like to chat and know u more.....wats ur email id ............?or add me plz noor_899@yahoo.com
Melanie wrote:Jun 14, 2012
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    Noel Cross+Architects
    purchased at Granite Rock - Mountain Ash thin veneer
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    Melanie
    Love it and Nice job! Thank you!! Love that door too by the way!
goin4it wrote:Aug 13, 2012
where did you get the door handle?

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    Noel Cross+Architects

    See above, question has been answered - it's Rocky Mountain Hardware.

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mckenzjj23 wrote:Aug 30, 2012
What are the dimensions of that door?

- It looks massive.

Ckenyyy wrote:Dec 27, 2012
What paint color is this?

edprenger wrote:Apr 28, 2013
How do you see who's comming to dinner

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    Noel Cross+Architects
    Look at the other photos, where you'll see an entire wall of glass on either side of the door.
Sabrina Sidharthan wrote:Jan 24, 2016
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    Noel Cross+Architects

    NorthStar Woodworks in Washington (state) is the maker.

    That's pretty far from Northern Minnesota!

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    ETO Doors

    ETO Doors makes Custom Doors. The Wholesale Manufacturer is located in Los Angeles, Ca. Call 844.231.0298. Nationwide shipping is available.

dawnparon wrote:Sep 26, 2016
Where can i find the hanging light over the door? It's amazing!

- I need something large for my front entrance way

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    Noel Cross+Architects

    The lantern above the porch was a custom dimensioned one of a kind design.

Eric Burk wrote:Feb 2, 2017
  • Eric Burk

    Sorry, trying to be more clear. If you wanted to close the door but n to lock it how will it stay shut? Is ball catch or something being used? Or like if I have a chile and who wants to go outside and play, but does not want to lock the door. How do we ensure the door stays shut?

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    Noel Cross+Architects

    it has a flat spot that is in the pivot hinge, and it just stays in the shut position.

    the door is 4 1/2" thick so it's too heavy to be moved by the wind.

ekentbaker wrote:Jan 29, 2018
what is the brand and size of the door?

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    Noel Cross+Architects

    the door is 6'-8" wide, x 10' tall - it was custom made- so it does not have a "brand"

Dana C. wrote:Jan 31, 2018
Our rep says double doors are more vulnerable to break in?

- Is only one door operable here? Would this help with security factor?

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