House + House Architects
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For over 30 years House + House Architects have crafted intimate, personal architecture. Through careful analysis, Steven and Cathi House mold each project into a unique, magical and harmonious environment. Deeply sensitive to elements of form, color, natural light, and movement, House + House creates a tangible spirit within each home, molded to the process of living. Committed to sustainability, their work focuses on enduring design principles incorporating natural light and ventilation, passive solar heating, grey/rain water systems, recycled materials, the development of microclimates and strong connections to the outdoors.



House + House has produced a diverse body of work reflecting their passion for site specific, well choreographed buildings in California, Florida, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. In 1989 "Architecture" magazine featured House + House in their Discovery Issue on emerging talent. Since then, they have received over 50 design awards and their work has been featured in numerous national and international publications including two monographs, "House + House Architects: Choreographing Space" (1999) and "Houses in the Sun: light movement embrace" (2008). Steven and Cathi have lectured extensively throughout the United States and Mexico, and both have served on the Dean's Advisory Board and the Advisory Council for the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. They have established CASA, The Center for Architecture, Sustainability + Art, a study abroad program based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.



For over 35 years they have traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America documenting vernacular architecture. Their stunning book, "Mediterranean Villages: An Architectural Journey", (2004), celebrates their investigations of villages throughout the Mediterranean - the hilltowns of central Italy, the Aegean Islands of Greece, the Dalmatian coast and the Andalusian region of southern Spain.

Services Provided
Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Home Additions, Home Remodeling, New Home Construction, Sustainable Design, Universal Design

Areas Served
Alameda, Albany, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, Berkeley, Brisbane, Colma, Corte Madera, Daly City, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Larkspur, Marin City, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, San Francisco, Sausalito, South San Francisco, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Tiburon, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Mendocino County, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Certifications and Awards
AIA Housing Award, AIA East Bay Design Award, ASID Grand Award, Custom Home Design Award, Met Home of the Year Award, California Home & Design Award, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Award, Renaissance Design Award, Builder's Choice Design Award, Gentry Home Design Excellence Award
Contact: Steven House AIA
Location: 1499 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Business Registration #: C10224
Commented: what kind of wood is this? cedar? mahogony? Thank you very much for your interest in our project. The material exterior on the house is 6 inch Red Cedar channel siding. We used a clear sealer on the wood to help preserve its natural look. There...
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Commented: Stucco system? Thank you for your interest in our project. The material that was used on the home is integral colored stucco.
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Commented: The wall effect & color? Thank you very much for your kind words about the Francisco Marquez home we designed in Mexico. The stucco is a hand textured cement plaster with a custom pigmented lime wash applied directly over the...
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Commented: Where does this window come from? Thank you very much for our project in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Casa Lluvia Blanca. The round window, as well as all of the other windows in the house, was custom made by our blacksmith in Mexi...
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Commented: Stunning home! Hi Larry - I would be happy to show you the floor plan of our home in Mexico. Please give me your email address and I will send the plan to you.
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Commented: Gorgeous Thank you very much for your kind words about our work on the Casa de Cocinas project in Mexico. We really appreciate them.
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