Original Belvedere Residence by Joseph Esherick.
EHDD came to prominence on the strength of a body of remarkable houses designed by founding partners Joseph Esherick, George Homsey and Peter Dodge. The qualities of these houses—their intimate connection to site, sensitivity to climate, graceful proportions, balanced light, and elegant detailing—have become hallmarks of all the firm’s work.
One of the advantages of designing homes for over 65 years is that many of these projects come back to us from time to time. We are proud of our legacy homes, mostly located in northern California, from The Sea Ranch to San Francisco to the Silicon Valley, of which many are still providing comfort and joy to the original families that designed them with Joe Esherick. Some of these classic homes, dating back to the 1940’s, can be in need of good energy retrofit, an extra bedroom, or a twenty-first century kitchen, to meet current tastes, or comply with more stringent energy standards.
If you would like to read more about the rich legacy of Joe Esherick’s and EHDD’s single family home designs, we recommend picking up a copy of Marc Treib’s book “Appropriate: The Houses of Joe Esherick,” published by William Stout Publishers.
If you own one of these Esherick houses, or are considering buying one of them, please contact us and we can help you ensure that these classic homes can maintain their special elegant and distinct qualities, while functioning as a 21st Century home.