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Oakland Aesthetics

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Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past.

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  A stony walk and a line of bamboo, original to the property, direct visitors to the entryway of the Pfeiffers’ modest 1956 slice of heaven.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    A stony walk and a line of bamboo, original to the property, direct visitors to the entryway of the Pfeiffers’ modest 1956 slice of heaven.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  The Pfeiffers' furnishings tend to be of two stripes: flea-market treasures or prototypes and castoffs of Eric's design process. The low tables behind the front door are of Eric's design.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    The Pfeiffers' furnishings tend to be of two stripes: flea-market treasures or prototypes and castoffs of Eric's design process. The low tables behind the front door are of Eric's design.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  The chairs and end table in the living room are of Eric’s design.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    The chairs and end table in the living room are of Eric’s design.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  The sideboard in the dining room is by Florence Knoll.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    The sideboard in the dining room is by Florence Knoll.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  Clearly the roughest, and most relaxed, part of the house, Eric’s detached studio 
is equal parts design lab and playroom. He does most of his work in the studio 
half of the large, open room.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    Clearly the roughest, and most relaxed, part of the house, Eric’s detached studio is equal parts design lab and playroom. He does most of his work in the studio half of the large, open room.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  Eric's drawings.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    Eric's drawings.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  Eric's models.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    Eric's models.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  Luke and Keegan overrun the rest of the space with painting and TV watching.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    Luke and Keegan overrun the rest of the space with painting and TV watching.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  The large deck was falling apart when the Pfeiffers moved in, necessitating a serious overhaul of the lower level.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    The large deck was falling apart when the Pfeiffers moved in, necessitating a serious overhaul of the lower level.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  Luke channels Jimi on the concrete floor of the open living and dining room.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    Luke channels Jimi on the concrete floor of the open living and dining room.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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  To temper the house’s warm tones, the couple opted for cool cabinet facings in 
the kitchen.  Photo by: Mark Seelen
    To temper the house’s warm tones, the couple opted for cool cabinet facings in the kitchen.

    Photo by: Mark Seelen

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