Handcrafted

A classic Craftsman home is restored its original glory-and then some.

Rock Solid

Brian Vanden Brink

Rock Solid

Charles Greene's James House seems to have sprung from the rock. From a distance, it's hard to see where the earth stops and the walls begin. Sea pines line the cliffs above the Pacific.

Welcome Home

Brian Vanden Brink

Welcome Home

One of many arched entrances to the main house, this one leads into the kitchen.

Spectacular Scenery

Brian Vanden Brink

Spectacular Scenery

An enormous Monterey cypress and a couple of perfectly placed chairs frame a surreal view of the Pacific.

Windows on the World

Brian Vanden Brink

Windows on the World

Fully operable hinged windows bring light and air into a lower guest room, once an office for D.L. James.

Green Space

Brian Vanden Brink

Green Space

Succulents and native plantings complement the natural landscape.

Great Start

Brian Vanden Brink

Great Start

Intricate woodwork and glasswork, crafted by Jed Butler, shelter a room in the greenhouse where Joe and Sharon Ritchie start seedlings. A computerized, mechanical vent system controls roof vents and transoms under the windows to regulate the greenhouse's internal temperature.

Living It Up

Brian Vanden Brink

Living It Up

Handmade redwood panels designed by Charles Greene adorn the living room ceiling. This large space doubles as a dining area thanks to a long table on the north wall.

Open-Air Seating

Brian Vanden Brink

Open-Air Seating

A low, stone wall at the edge of the living room patio protects visitors from the cliffs and sea below.

Food for Thought

Brian Vanden Brink

Food for Thought

The James House library captures stunning Pacific Ocean views.

Space Savers

Brian Vanden Brink

Space Savers

Bunk beds tucked into a hallway often prove handy for a family with nine children.

In for the Long Haul

Brian Vanden Brink

In for the Long Haul

Intricate rockwork makes up the south wall of the James House. Granite for the walls and foundation was quarried a mile down the coast and hauled to the site by horse-drawn wagon.

Printed from:
http://www.coastalliving.com/homes/decorating/handcrafted-00400000000831/