Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SkyHouse featured on Lookiloos Blog

Desiree Northend and Julia Prodis Sulek, co-founders, image maker and storyteller respectively, produce a wonderful blog on regional real estate. By day with the San Jose Mercury, they live their passion in this well crafted web roll that features some of the more unusual real estate stories of our community. We were honored to be recently included in their zine - and commend their efforts - check out their work!

www.Skyhouse on Lookiloos

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We believe that every house has a story. We believe that our homes have the power to both reflect and define our identities. Living in a great space, whether big or small, can be not only inspiring, but life-transforming.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lower Master Bedroom

view of lower studio room with new colored mortar with infused copper and bronze powder wall by the fireplace - wall glows with the light hitting, fireplace is copper sheet formed around chimney c1960

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SkyHouse History

A few of you have been asking me about the history of this property - let me tell you what I know and as I gather more information I will post it here.

SkyHouse was original built as a "one-off" owner built property, completed in 1960, by an engineer and developer named Miles, who also built several properties the immediate area of upper Montclair. This was the "keeper", however, through the process, he ended up divorcing and his wife, Pat Miles, lived here for about 35 years until she moved to Oregon where she had bought a ranch. I understand from neighborhood folklore that it was the site of wild parties in the 60's and Pat was a "colorful" woman and great entertainer.

In this area, we are aware of one other home cantilevered in a similar manner, though less dramatic, owned by jazz great Dave Brubeck. That property is actually around the corner from us and was featured a while back by Marty in his CA Modern magazine

The house eventually passed to her son David who rented it out for several years, but never lived in it himself.

We are the second owners, and have been detailing and restoring the property for the past two years.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sky House available for creative use

see our new website for more information about rental, film shoots or creative uses of Sky House - open to all ideas and concepts - let us know - we will even entertain a sale if the price is right... cheers

Waterfall with buddha

this is the coolest spot we have built yet - restored waterfall and pond -

Monday, December 17, 2007

Rain comes to Snake house

Tonight we wait for the incoming deluge, long awaited.
Gutter now in place, ready for downpours