Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2008
Davidson Home Builders recently completed project features the revolutionary floor designs of Russian master craftsman Boris Kushnir (http://www.davidsonhomebuilders.com).
In 2004, the Mission Viejo Company selected Steve Davidson, President of Davidson Construction, Inc., as one of the Signature home builders approved to build in the custom development of Covenant Hills in Ladera Ranch, California.
With ongoing projects in Orange County for the last 30 years, Davidson and his team have built high-end custom homes in Newport Beach, Three Arch Bay, Laguna Beach, and Nellie Gail Ranch. He and his staff bring more than 150 years of combined experience and knowledge to the custom home building industry.
To add a sense of tradition and grace to the community, Davidson chose, as his first project, an authentic American Craftsman home. Davidson and partner, Harvard-educated architect Chuck Rivken, based their design on a Hollywood Craftsman home built for actor Gary Cooper in 1923.
The home's original plans called for a herringbone and random-plank floor design to give it a cozy appearance. Kushnir decided that in keeping with the Arts and Crafts style, a majority of the 4300 sq. ft. of allocated space should be geometrically designed parquet wood flooring. Such mosaic patterns, introduced in Versailles, France, in 1684, as a replacement for marble flooring, were adopted and developed in Russia from the 17th to the 19th century.
After completing two months in the design phase and six field measurements, he made three separate, one-month trips to Russia. There, he supervised the engineering staff and personnel of his family-owned factories, Siberian Forest, and at the Kovcheg Parquet Company. In all, fifteen major design, craftsmanship, and engineering appliqués were used.
Kushnir States: It Was An Honor To Fulfill The Traditional Works Of The Masters Such As William Morris, Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright And Others. It Was Also An Honor To Add To Their True Vision, Success In Experimental Design, And Be Able To Integrate Such Industrialism Of Factories And Craftsmanship.
By introducing old-world, international craftsmanship to a home stile admired by many influential people, Kushnir and Davidson have raised the bar for the rest of the field. The results have been hailed as revolutionary.
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