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Transport Your Modern Ranch House Into the 21st Century

Open, light-filled spaces suited for entertaining Ranch houses are beloved for their open, airy floor plans that cater to entertaining as easily as everyday family living. Typically single-story structures with linear, L or U-shaped layouts, ranch homes feature large windows that convey abundant light. Interiors flow effortlessly, and there is…
January 31, 2023
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What Makes a Modern Craftsman House?

Beloved for their cozy, homey feel and thoughtful yet refreshingly simple detailing, Craftsman homes are common throughout most regions of country, from California to the Midwest. This distinctly American house style emerged from the mid-19th century Arts and Crafts movement as a reaction excesses of the Industrial Revolution and a…
November 16, 2022
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11 Things We Love About Mediterranean Architecture

Mediterranean architecture enjoys enduring popularity for so many reasons. It’s easy to find Mediterranean influences in many regional styles of architecture. From the Spanish Colonial Revival of the 1920’s, to the popular Mission Revival style, and modern Mediterranean style homes with Italian Renaissance details, people are passionate about their homes…
May 30, 2022
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Featured: Modern Ranch House Remodel in Sunnyvale, CA

Home Builder Digest has voted us one of the best architectural firms in both Atherton, CA. Thanks, we appreciate it! The featured image is from our Sunnyvale, CA modern ranch house remodel project. It is a great project to review if you are updating a ranch house. From the article:…
May 11, 2021
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Saikley Architects Chosen Best of Home Builder Digest

Home Builder Digest has voted us one of the best San Francisco Bay architectural firms in both Alameda and Union City, CA. Thanks, we appreciate it! From their articles: Emphasizing the values of collaboration and synergy, Saikley Architects has provided holistic architectural solutions all over the Bay Area. The firm…
March 22, 2021
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Digging out: ADU under classic Victorian

Alameda Architecture: Spring is here and construction is under way on this renovation to this beautiful Victorian home, originally designed by developer and architect Joseph Leonard in the Leonardville neighborhood of Alameda. Our clients, a family with six children, grew up in this house. As such, they have close ties…
May 4, 2019