Architectural services by Kellogg Concepts encompass design consultation and complete project services that explore design options, development of construction documents, bidding and analysis of contractors’ proposals and construction-phase administration.  Projects include small to large-scale additions and remodeling as well as design consultation on commercial office projects.  Following are recent examples of residential projects, including  full-scale residential remodeling and interior design, and selected large scale projects with HOK Architects.

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Living Room Remodel , 110 Highland Ave, Piedmont.

Overall architectural interiors remodel including custom millwork, finishes, and hand-crafted furnishings created by Kellogg Concepts.

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New custom built-in mahogany bookshelf cabinets are carefully integrated with the existing arts and crafts style,  and appear to have been built with the original house in 1925.

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Library – Media Room Remodel, 110 Highland Ave, Piedmont

Overall interiors remodel including custom made media center modular wall unit, by Kellogg Concepts, 2-person sofa, lounge chair and ottoman, and custom made cherry wood side table by Kellogg Concepts.


The furnishings include a Taft 2-person plush modern straight line sofa with Darin Oatmeal fabric by San Francisco Room and Board, Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with black leather fabric and cherry wood frame, a custom-made cherry wood end table and Holtkotter Leuchten adjustable black metal table lamp, and a custom made bent-wood cherry veneer stool.

More information about the material and detailing of the Kellogg Concepts custom made wall unit, end table, and bent-wood stool is included in the Design Gallery, and sequence of the media center production is described in the “Media Center Modular Cabinet” Post.

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Entry and Dining Room Remodel, 110 Highland Ave, Piedmont.

The Interiors remodel project of the entry and dining area combining colors and textures that complement the existing mahogany millwork and formal dining space. The entry space is accented with a custom made Kellogg Concepts cherry wood entry table and framed artwork including aquatint lithograph by Phillip Michelson and large multimedia canvas painting by Made Wianta.


The formal dining space includes a custom 6-person design granite table and Herman Miller Italian spindle back chairs, and custom made Kellogg Concepts serving board cabinet.


The serving board cabinet is sized to be unified with the original wood casement windows and wood plantation shutters and built with cherry solid wood construction with polished absolute black granite serving surface to coordinate with the granite dining table and black aniline died spindle back chairs.


More information about Kellogg Concepts furniture and decorative pieces is available from the Gallery.

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Kitchen Remodel, 110 Highland Ave, Piedmont.

A light and airy approach to add a complete kitchen remodel to the 1920’s Piedmont home.  Work includes complete remodel and enlargement of the kitchen space, large new skylight, white laquer cabinets, granite countertop and backsplash, Italian porcelain diamond pattern tile.

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Kitchen - B-Table_FINALAddition of a breakfast nook facing the rear yard with with built-in bench seating and custom designed hand-crafted Sapele Mahogany trestle table and chairs by Kellogg Concepts.

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Kitchen and Breakfast Area Remodel and Family Room Addition,  142 Ricardo Ave, Piedmont


Existing Craftsman House

The style of the existing house is a two story craftsman with a gable roof and large overhanging eaves supported by decorative outriggers and exposed rafters.  The facade finishes include dark-painted cedar shingles and window bays with double-hung craftsman divided-light windows.

The project includes a complete kitchen remodel, a breakfast alcove – open office area addition with an expanded rear yard view, new adjoining rear yard deck, and the addition of a new family room.

The new breakfast alcove-open office area is structured with a new low slope shed roof integrated into the existing gable roof, and exterior fenestration and detailing that reflect materials and style of the original craftsman house.

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The connection from the kitchen and adjoining breakfast alcove to the rear yard is also enhanced with a new multi-level redwood deck and planting trellis, and custom designed LED deck downlights.

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The Kitchen remodel utilizes a generous space that provides an open layout with all built-in appliances and custom cabinetry that reflect the early 20th century craftsman style of the house.  Materials include floor to ceiling cherry wood cabinets with bead-board panel doors and pebble glass feature panels, granite countertops, glazed large scale horizontal tile backsplash, Italian porcelain tile floor, a sun-tunnel skylight and LED under-cabinet and ceiling downlights.

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Special features include a handmade-tile herringbone accent medallion over the built-in cooktop, creating a balance between the craftsman theme of the cabinets and the stainless steel appliances and tile floor, and the roll-out cutting board cabinet adjoining the food preparation sink.

The Kitchen opens into the breakfast alcove-office area, which are connected to the new multi-level exterior deck with wood sliding French door and double hung windows respecting the style of the original house.

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This project also includes the addition of a new family room built into the lower level of the existing house. The family room includes a new custom-millwork stairway connecting the upper and lower levels, built-in media center cabinets, and supporting half-bath and storage.

The strategy for development of the space was to “expand usable space down and within” rather than “enlarge the building mass up and out.”   The addition did not create an impact of increased mass and bulk within the neighborhood, and therefore the project was granted the necessary floor area ratio variance and design review approval by the Piedmont Planning Commission.

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Landscaping Gazebo, 110 Highland Ave, Piedmont.

A custom designed painted redwood gazebo to create a focused private space in a modest sized Piedmont rear yard.


The gazebo is carefully scaled and oriented with a south facing open light-gathering side, and east facing framed view of landscape sculpture combining together into an exterior living space for all seasons.


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Kitchen and Family Media Center Remodel, 120 Highland Ave, Piedmont.

The concept is to inventively use limited space in a small 3 bedroom 1920’s Piedmont bungalow house to unify the kitchen, dining and family activity area into a single open space.  And at the same time expand the adjoining Master Bedroom with the addition of a new Master Bathroom.


To achieve the quality results with attention to detail while respecting a modest budget.  The Kitchen materials include naturally finished cherry wood cabinets with granite countertop, and a complimentary Italian tile floor.


And attention to detail includes a backsplash wall with custom tile design created from the countertop granite.


FIANL_DSCN3950The significant project challenge was to add a new Bathroom to the Master Bedroom Suite. The Master Bathroom is directly adjacent to the new Kitchen,  and while both are modest in size, the design needed to balance space for both to appear generous and welcoming with a warm and bright material and color pallet.


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Examples of Large projects with HOK, Architects:

Visa Headquarters, Foster City.

James Kellogg was Project Manager for the award winning  twin 7 story office tower campus like connecting open space and a full range of integrated support areas including dining, exercise, daycare.


Levi Strauss Headquarters, San Francisco.

James Kellogg was Project Architect with the team including Lawrence Halprin as the Landscape Designer, for the 3 building campus in the center of the San Francisco Sansome & Battery Street corridor.


Wells Fargo Tower, Sacramento. 

James Kellogg was Project Manager for the 35 story office tower which has become a landmark in the center of Sacramento Capitol Mall.


scr-WELLFRGO-intThe Wells Fargo History Museum, Capital Mall, is included in the 4 story entry lobby