A modern Napa Valley retreat tucked away in historic downtown St. Helena. Photo: David Duncan Livingston.
Butler Armsden Architects is an award-winning, high-end architecture firm in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Leading the office is Lewis Butler who received his formal training at Stanford University and Harvard's Graduate School of Design. He joined the distinguished firm of William Turnbull and Associates before founding Butler Armsden with his wife Catherine Armsden in 1985. For 25 years the firm has specialized in new and remodeled homes with a diverse portfolio which includes everything from contemporary single-family homes and condos in the city to family cabins and vacation homes in the country.
Modern Cabin, Yolo County: The living room of this family cabin is sheathed in vertical grain plywood on the walls and ceiling and has a cork floor. The wood stove provides heat in the winter, and the loft is for visiting grandchildren. Photo: David Duncan Livingston
52nd Floor Library, San Francisco: A sky-high library for the 21st century designed for the Millennium Tower Icons of Design Showcase. Photo: Patrik Argast
Cocktails at Home, San Francisco: Mirrored cabinetry and shelving along with contemporary photography complete this bar off a sitting room in a San Francisco home. Photo: Open Homes Photography
Spa Bath, San Francisco: The Japanese-style soaking tub and rinse room, minimal adornment and a natural palette all serve to enhance the relaxation purposes of this room. Crema Perla marble covers the walls and floors as well as the tub and vanity stone. Hidden floor drains give the room uninterrupted color planes and enhance its Zen-like quality. Photo: Nicholas Ruiz
Residence in Tiburon: This highly energy efficient residence for a family in Tiburon is slated to receive a LEED platinum rating. Photo: Matthew Millman
Modern Family Kitchen, San Francisco: A modern kitchen opens up to the breakfast room and garden terrace in San Francisco's Lake District. Photo: David Duncan Livingston
Wine Cellar, San Francisco: This wine cellar with a 3,000 bottle storage capacity was custom designed for a client in Pacific Heights utilizing plexiglass to maximize light and visibility in a traditionally dark room of the house. Photo: Alan Purcell Photography
Atherton Abode: A transcendent pool reflects a polished renovation in Atherton. Photo: Ethan Kaplan
Modern Pacific Heights Kitchen, San Francisco: A contemporary kitchen that maintains the relaxed and comfortable feel of a more traditional one. Photo: Alan Purcell Photography
Attic Bedroom, San Francisco: This top floor addition houses the master bedroom which has a tree top view to the east. Nelson light fixtures and a Bertoia Diamond chair bring a mid-century modernism to the room. Photo: David Duncan Livingston