Home of art director John Holmes, and designed by William Kirsch, is made entirely fr. used parts: (L-R) Kathleen, Tavia and John relaxing on a second-hand wicker couch in the living room.
Hey now, I know what you’re thinking– it isn’t that John Holmes, ok? This John Holmes is an artist and Art Director probably best known by the masses for his original cover art for the classic novel “Jaws” by Peter Benchley. The guy was way ahead of the green curve– using all reclaimed building materials, windows, doors, fittings, furnishings, etc. to build this masterpiece in the San Francisco Bay area. Looking around the place, My first thought is– this is one drafty crib, but a very unique and cool one at that.
Being a product of the 70s myself, I can totally vibe on the look of that time– right down to the biased wood slats and overgrown plants. As a matter of fact, the 70s are feeling pretty good right about now– with a little update of course. I can totally picture myself in this space today, and I’ll be the first to tell you that the furniture would have to go. It’s a noble endeavor Mr. Holmes– I love how it feels like a living, breathing tapestry, and of course the sentiment behind it is beautiful. Can you smell the patchouli?
Home of art director John Holmes, designed by William Kirsch, is made entirely from used parts incl. 85 stained glass windows. Here Holmes' image is reflected in a living room mirror.
Here, the wooden double doors came from a fraternity house at Stanford.
Here, Holmes' daughter Tavia enjoys lunch by her favorite window.
(L-R) contractor Don Umphrees, building inspector Henry Anderson, Kirsch, Holmes, civil engineer Edward Beattie and mechanical engineer Robert Ritter standingin stained glass doorway.
Here, daughter Tavia is taking a bath.
Here, daughter Michelle hangs onto railing made from chicken coops to peer outside.
Here, the stairwell as shot from below.
Home of art director John Holmes, designed by William Kirsch, is made entirely from used parts incl. 85 stained glass windows. Here, a chunk of quartz above two stained glass panels, which serves as the contractor's signature.
Here, a glass bubble serves as a birdhouse (though the bird pictured is stuffed).
Here, Kathleen cooks dinner in the kitchen.
Antique toilet with wooden seat found at a garage sale now in home of art director John Holmes, which is made entirely from used parts.
Here, a wooden sun was carved as a personal signature by one of the five carpenters that worked on the house.
An incredible view of the home from outside below.