at home with the sueugas

yes, my dream house does exist!  and it belongs to my good friends, the sueuga family.  anthony sueuga is a contractor, specializing in tile and stone, and designed and built their home from the ground up in the berkeley hills overlooking the bay.  and boy has this house got it all:  style, style and more style.   
the central courtyard brings the outdoors into the home - and isn't the tiling just beautiful?  below, the kitchen with plenty of prep space, where the magic begins!
photo above by lauren olwell
i love the attention to lighting throughout the house.  besides the abounding natural light, all of the overhead fixtures have dimmers, and at dinner parties there are candles lit on the table.
its hard to capture all of the cozy spaces there are for hanging out,  but its really one of the things i appreciate every time i'm a guest -- its like the house was designed to nurture connection.
huge windows throughout let in incredible light.  the wood floors in these rooms were once the floors of a high school basketball court, the beams from a submerged sugar factory.
the house is mostly furnished with antique market finds and re-upolstered hand-me-downs - adds such warmth, don't you think?
the master bathroom, tiled from top to bottom with marble.
photo above by lauren olwell
 anthony fabricated the dark marble himself from huge 300 pound slabs (recycled from one of the oldest post offices in san francisco). 
oh yea, and besides being a sought-after contractor, anthony is also a food and wine buff, who cooks a delectable 100 person paella on his custom built metal fire pit, and who will put together phenomenal custom boxes of wines just for you, tailored to your specific tastes!  you can contact him here: & (510) 301-8482

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The house is incredible! Who's the architect?