Lone Tree Residential Design Services

Providing Residential Design Services and Real Estate Development Consulting for the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

Design Philosophy:

The traditional home is one that provides a sense of warmth and permanence in spite of passing trends. Our specialty is  the traditional Craftsman, specifically “Shingle Style” homes, borrowing elements from the early 20th Century Arts & Crafts design aesthetic. We incorporate modern kitchens and bathrooms, as well as green building materials, in all our homes. We visualize how to design the best home for the lot and capture the essence of natural surroundings.

It has been our experience that homes designed by Lone Tree Residential Design have the requisite curb appeal to attract buyers and sell quickly.

Traditional Craftsman, Lone Tree Residential Design, Anthony M. Richards, Mill Valley Blithedale Canyon

Blithedale Canyon, Mill Valley

Design Elements:

  • An open and inviting entry way that is light, bright, and airy that says “welcome to our home.”
  • An adult sitting room/library with cozy fireplace that is a refuge away from the distractions of a busy life.
  • A formal separate dining room providing a place to host special guests and dinner parties.
  • The “great room” or open concept that integrates the kitchen and family room into a continuous space where family and friends can gather for meals and entertaining.

Shadow Creek, Fairfax Lone Tree Residential Design Anthony M. Richards

Shadow Creek, Fairfax

Areas of Expertise:

  • Entitlements: Negotiating your project through the planning process and producing construction documents to get your building permit approved.
  • Construction documents: prepared by a California licensed architect and California licensed engineer.
  • Green building: Incorporating green building, eco-friendly measures into every new house.
  • Landscape design: Using only drought-tolerant, California native plants for our projects, making every effort to preserve existing trees.
  • Historic preservation: Instead of destroying the integrity of an older home, we endeavor to restore it lovingly and authentically, with updated bathrooms and modern kitchens.
  • Land planning & subdivision layout: Envisioning how the home should be sited on the lot based on the topography and natural setting. Experience in subdivision layout, including street layout and lot configuration.

Featured Image: Architecture, Anthony M. Richards; illustration by Judith Hall.