About two years ago our friends Mayer Shacter and Susan Page told us that they were going to remodel an old rattan factory outside of town for their house. As we talked about their plans, I asked who was their architect. House & House. I was so excited for them. I knew that it would be wonderful but I wondered what that architectural team could do with a rectangular building. We saw it while it was under construction and I started to get an idea of how the curves in and out of the rectangle would work but nothing prepared me for seeing the finished house today.
Once again the House team has capitalized on the use of wrought iron, tiles, cantera, shaped concrete, color and amazing attention to every detail to create light-filled spaces that make you want to sit a spell. When you add to that, that the house is furnished with all the amazing collections that Susan and Mayer have acquired over many years, you have a house that Architectural Digest should be on the way to San Miguel to photograph.
I'm feeling very good to know that we are using the same people who did the granite in their kitchen because it was well done. Also I was wanting to stain my kitchen cabinets a color. Minwax has colored wood stains but I haven't been able to find them here in San Miguel. But Mayer tells me that Comex paint stores have colored wood stains so I'll be checking it out. It wasn't an appropriate time today, but if I get to make some photographs of the house, I will definitely post them in the blog.
Congratulations to Mayer and Susan. It is a beautiful house. And congratulations to Cathi and Steven House. The house is a most amazing addition to your portfolio.