Daniel M Swain, Architect
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We are often asked what it is that makes our firm stand apart from what is admittedly a rather crowded field. When you partner with us, the first thing you get is a local architect well known in the community, who has lived in the great city of Oakland for 18 years and has been practicing all that time. This gives us a strong base of knowledge of the local regulatory agencies, their specific and varied needs, and that knowledge is very valuable when crafting a project for review.

Secondly, you get a practical designer. Daniel Swain was first a carpenter and home builder before returning to University to pursue his degree in Architecture. That experience gave him a unique perspective on the construction process that is often not found in other architects.

And third, you get a designer and builder who will care for your home as you do.
Value its aesthetic and spirit, hear your needs and wants for your project, and combine those elements to create best project for you, your home and your budget!

Services Provided
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Attic Conversion, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Deck Design, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, New Home Construction, Project Management, Sustainable Design, Construction Drawings

Areas Served
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, San Francisco
East Bay Architectural Design Firm

Contact: Dan Swain
Location: 1155 5th Street
Unit 103
Oakland, CA 94607
License Number: C28776
Typical Job Costs: $100,000 - 500,000
Commented: I love the floor. Are they slate? Hello Susan. It is a slate look but a porcelain tile. I recommend porcelain in most applications for durability and ease of maintenance and the newer tile lines are very good looking. Thank you for...
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Commented: Is the glass fixed or can they be opened? Dimensions? Its a 16" deep sill and yes, you can purchase it as a unit. Its made by Marvin Integrity and is factory mulled into the bay and sold as a unit. Not sure what the cost would be in NC, but you ca...
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Commented: wood paneling The siding is a finger jointed v-rustic radiata pine that matches the original siding on the garage. The paint is from the Benjamin Moore historical colors, I would have to look it up. Thanks!
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Commented: Island dimensions? Hello Angel, I am so sorry I did not respond sooner, I just did not see this. The Island is 2' x4' and the distance to the sink counter is 3'. It is a small Island but it works well in the space. ...
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Commented: Countertops and cabinet type? Hello D, thanks for your interest in the project. The counter top is a CeaserStone, color Lago Azul. It is discontinued now but there are similar fine grained quartz options out there. The cabinets...
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Commented: What color and finish is the countertop? Hi Ben, thanks for the question. The counter is a true black granite with a river wash finish. The slab was selected and the counters fabricated custom.
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