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Project Profile: Fremont Custom Home

James P. Gibbon, AIA

This is a custom home designed for the Singh family on Vista Grande in Fremont, CA. It was completed in late 2011 and occupied in early 2012. It is designed to accommodate three or four generations of family members in the Indian tradition of each generation taking care of its elders in the home. There are two master bedrooms and six regular bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and walk-in closet. The home includes a double grand staircase at the entry. There is also a rear stairway that provides access to the three levels of the house, including a four car garage. The home includes an elevator, two laundry rooms, home office, study, full service pantry and prayer room. There are fully covered balconies on the main and upper story, positioned at strategic locations around the home to provide sheltered exterior living space.

The home is two stories high, located above the basement garage. It includes 10,200 sq. ft. of living space with 1,300 sq. ft. of garage. It is located on a 24,000 sq. ft. narrow cross sloped site. The entrance is oriented to the north. It is designed in a modern Mediterranean style, characteristic of many homes in Fremont. The design of the home was developed to meet the request of the family for ample living space. It also complied with the dictates of the site constraints and the design criteria of the City of Fremont’s hillside ordinance.

Says the architect, James Gibbon, AIA, “I have designed over 50 custom homes in Fremont. The Singh home represents one of various architectural styles I have used in the area. During my architectural career, I have designed more than 500 custom homes and over 1,000 projects. Most have been residential in nature from bay windows to five-story condominiums as well as large housing subdivisions.”

Architect – James P Gibbon, AIA
Structural Engineer –Keshmen Consult Inc
Civil Engineer –Alexander and Associates Inc
Soils Engineering – Terrasearch, Inc
Title 24 – Tri-Valley Title 24
General Contractor: Leyden Construction

James P. Gibbon, AIA