Sacramento home of the day
Gustav Stickley library table, from the Metropolitan Museum collection

Sacramento home of the day


I've written about this home before - it was a firehouse, originally, and one of Sacramento's most talented housebuilders / contractors converted it and lives here today. I like that he mixes some modern features - the slate walls, a more contemporary roof, minimal landscaping - with the dentil moulding, traditional fixtures and other design aspects influenced by the original design. It's a perfect fit for its neighborhood, and it eye-catching without being too flashy.

Check out the fireplug in the front yard - a nice little in-joke toward its original incarnation. If it's actually hooked up to a water main, that's a great way to lower your home insurance bill, too!