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Kentfield: Warren Callister and Jack Hillmer Craft a House

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Kentfield, up in Marin County, is a little far afield for us here at Curbed SF, but we'd walk there to see this pristine 1946/47 house by Warren Callister and Jack Hillmer. It was their first project together- they remained close friends for seventy-one years until Hillmer's demise in 2007, with Callister's death just months later in 2008- and it was built for painter/illiustrator William Haines Hall. The 4-bed, 3-bath house on a .75-acre lot in Kent Woodlands came on the market two days ago, asking $2,100,000. There's also a separate studio building and an organic vegetable garden. The house is very much still as-built and well-maintained, plus it's easy to see the joy these two young architects took in both the materials they were using and the exuberance of that cantilever. Along with the fact that the end of WWII had freed up supplies of wood, steel and concrete. (click on the images in the gallery.) Despite their deep and abiding friendship, this is one of their few collaborations, with Callister developing a large and successful architectural practice and Hillmer building very little over his career. 405 Goodhill Road in Kentfield is open Sunday, June 5, from 11am to 4pm.
· Warren Callister Coverage [Curbed SF Archives]
Appreciation: Jack Hillmer Practiced Architecture as Fine Art [Dave Weinstein/SF Gate]
· Appreciation: Architect Warren Callister [Dave Weinstein/SF Gate]
· William Haines Hall [Askart]
· 405 Goodhill Road, Kentfield [Marin Modern]