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  • Writer's pictureMeeta Morrison

Tribeza Interiors Tour 2020

Products and Materials for our Holly Hill Project

Architect: Meeta Morrison

Landscape: Michael Percy, Land Pro, Somos, Genevieve Buontello

Contractor: Lawrence Huisman 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

2300 SF Existing - 3700 SF Remodeled

Originally built in 1982, the current owners purchased the house in 2002, and lived in it as was for as long as they could. By 2011 the house really needed a lot of updates that included broken and outdated appliances,leaky windows and doors, dated, smelly carpet, an old leaky roof, deteriorated wiring and plumbing, and a lot of 80's style finishes. Additionally a dark and gloomy interior made it impossible to do even simple tasks in the middle of the day without turning on lights. The owners work from home, and have a lot of visitors and a large family, and love to entertain, so they were constantly juggling multipurpose spaces to the detriment of both work and social needs. A lack of storage meant that plastic tubs populated areas under beds, attic and upper closet shelves, but it meant that finding things was really hard when needed. They really needed extra designated space that could contain all of these functions.

A decision to add a large office, an expanded living room, a utility room, a pantry and extra storage space was the first step to creating the program. The floorplan for the new house functions much like a courtyard from classical Indian Architecture, private spaces open onto the central space which is used for working, gathering and entertaining. Everyday storage is open and visible. Since the main activities that the storage revolves around are working, cooking and entertaining, the bar, pantry, and office have open storage which is a great strategy when things are used often and is also helpful for keeping things neat and remembering where it is. The utility room functions as a catchall with a long counter that functions as a staging area when entertaining. This essential room is the connector between the kitchen and service areas including the vegetable garden, trash and driveway. The bedrooms and bathrooms were also reconfigured to create three distinct pods that could be closed off when not in use to minimize energy use. A larger closet and dressing area with built in cabinets in the master bedroom add lots of storage and eliminated the tupperware underbed. The master bedroom is actually smaller than the previous house but functions better as it was designed to hold only the furnishings the owners wanted.

A heavy custom oak front door opens into the livingroom and provides an expansive view of the entire living room, dining room,deck and backyard. Being in the light filled space is meant to be an encompassing experience, blurring the line between the interior and exterior as inside plants sprawl from a plethora of planters and outside from the terraced garden. All of the existing oak trees were preserved and the house wraps around an oak tree in the courtyard.

Art on Loan

Shoal Creek Gallery

  • Jill Lear

  • Sydney Yeager

CAMIBArt Gallery

  • Orna Feinstein

Other locally sourced art throughout the home

  • Luanne Stovall

  • Melissa Borrell

  • Denise Prince

  • Meeta Morrison

  • Virginia Fleck

  • Rob Ziebell

Local Furniture Sources

Materials Throughout


  • Environeered (TM) White Oak - matte


  • Milgard

Paint Sherwin Williams 0% VOC

The Kitchen

  • Pedro Herrera of Custom Craft Cabinets: Walnut Sliced Veneer - meets the California standard for emissions 82-92% Pre-Consumer recycled material

  • Backsplash: Heath Ceramics

  • Countertop: Carrara Marble

  • Appliances: Thermador Professional, Wolf, Perlick

  • Sinks: Kohler

  • Fixtures: HansGrohe

The Master Bath

  • Wallpaper : Zoffany Navarre

  • Tub: Kohler Underscore 6’ Bath

  • Wood: Walnut. Custom bench and WC enclosure by Kevin Davis

  • Floor: Marble

  • Sinks: Kohler

  • Fixtures: Newport Brass and HansGrohe

The Ensuite Bath

  • Tile: Architerra

  • Wood: Teak - recycled

  • Sink: Kohler

  • Fixtures: Kohler and HansGrohe

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