Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture is a residential practice whose work is rooted in the special blend of the Craftsman and Modernist, linked with a clear response to site and climate that has resulted in the Bay Area Modern Tradition. The designs are timeless and contemporary, well crafted and environmentally sustainable. See her website for information about plan sales for the Russian River Studio and the Mendocino County House.

Services Provided
Architectural Design, Sustainable Design

Areas Served
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Lafayette, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Palo Alto, Woodside, Carmel Valley, Menlo Park, Atherton

Certifications and Awards
AIA, LEED AP, Certified Green Building Professional (Build It Green)
Contact: Cathy Schwabe
Location: 5332 Shafter Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
License Number: C22845
Commented: Does this have a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom? Hi, The studio has a full bath combined with laundry. It was built as more of a creative workspace and occasional dwelling rather than as a FT dwelling. A small kitchen was planned for the under-loft ...
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Commented: Who put in the foundation? And yes, it’s just concrete. Thanks for the kind words. Cathy
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Commented: Where did you get the chimney cap from? Hi, It was designed for the project. Thanks, Cathy
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Commented: Beautiful Staircase! Hi, Yes- the bent steel plate - painted black is welded to a steel tube that runs diagonally within the wall. It is pretty magical! Thx for the question. Cathy
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Commented: floor Hi, This is a scored, sealed and polished concrete slab. Would be nice to have tiles this size! Thanks, Cathy
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Commented: How tall are these barn doors? Hi, I thought I had responded to this question - but it appears not. My appologies for the delay. The green door is +/- 7'-0" tall and the yellow doors are +/- 8'-0" tall. Hopefully this ...
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture now has a photo featured in a story: 10 Ingenious Spots to Place the Washing Machine