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MOCA Exhibit: The Art of Our Time

To commemorate the end of a year and a group of passionate artists and craftsmen, the entire HartmanBaldwin team enjoyed a "day off" in the City of Los Angeles. The entire firm made use of local public transportation, utilizing the Metrolink with one destination in...

New Kitchen Trends in 2016

Each year there are trends that leave a mark, while others fade away and never see the light of day until someone is brave enough to revive particular trend years later. But what is the true definition of a trend? A trend is defined as...

Project Spotlight: Fair Park Residence

Our latest Project Spotlight features a traditional kitchen remodel with plenty of storage space for a growing family. The original kitchen was dated, narrow and did not allow for convenient cooking preparation in such a small space. With the newly remodeled kitchen, our clients were...

Project Spotlight: Roosevelt Avenue Residence

Take a look at these dramatic before and after images of our recent kitchen remodel in Altadena. The original kitchen was small and situated in a tight corner of the house, which also housed the home's washer and dryer, making it difficult for another person to work...

Project Spotlight: 10th Avenue Residence

Take a look at this dramatic before and after of our recently completed kitchen remodel. Without adding square footage, but creatively designing the interior layout, our client now has a kitchen and laundry area that complements the space. For even more photos of the kitchen and...

Excellence in Design Awards

HartmanBaldwin is proud to be recognized by the Claremont Architectural Commission in the following categories for Excellence in Design. Our thanks to our clients, partners and other contributors on another rewarding year of outstanding architecture and construction.   Citrus Glen at Pitzer Ranch Barn & Pump House Excellence in Design...

Monday Makeover: Landmark 1910 English Arts & Crafts Home

Take a look at our rehabilitation project of a landmark 1910 English Arts and Crafts home by Arthur R. Kelly within the prominent Oak Knoll neighborhood of Pasadena.   The work on this residence demonstrated the ability to work within the stringent requirements for a landmark house and...

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Transcendence Winery – A Winery With A Purpose

Transcendence Wines is a small, husband-and-wife run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Syrah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of the finest vineyards in Santa Barbara County’s acclaimed Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Rita Hills wine growing regions.  Joey and Sara Gummere make their...

Celebrating 30 Years With A Very Special Bottle of Wine

Camping along the central coast with his family, Bill Baldwin’s young daughter (a great ambassador for their family) befriended a young girl her age. The two families met, great campfire discussions ensued and soon The Baldwins became fast friends with The Gummeres, owners of Transcendance...

Pumpkins, Pumpkins & more!

Our Graphic Designer, Danielle Doster, organized HartmanBaldwin's first every Pumpkin Carving Contest. To participate in the contest, all entered pumpkins were to be carved and or decorated. All HartmanBaldwin employees were eligible to participate and everyone was allowed to cast one anonymous vote. And the winning...

HartmanBaldwin Receives Some Curb Appeal

    If you were able to celebrate with us earlier this month, you most likely noticed the dramatic change to our office landscape and hardscape. The re-design is meant to accompany new office signage, while opening the space and creating a more inviting and attractive entrance....

#HB30 Pinot Noir Wine

To commemorate our 30 year celebration, we are excited to share with you all an exclusive limited edition HartmanBaldwin Pinot noir wine appropriately titled HB30. To provide background on how the name came about, it all began over a year ago with the idea to...

Celebrating 30 Years!

  On Saturday, October 11, 2014 HartmanBaldwin Design/Build celebrated 30 years of mindfully crafted and award winning design with past clients, current clients and networking partners at our annual Friends of HartmanBaldwin Party.   The evening was filled with exquisite food catered by Chef Anita Dillon, copious amounts...

30 Years In the Making

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of HartmanBaldwin and what better way to commemorate this milestone than by finally putting in an office sign outside of our building. The finishing details like lighting and new landscape design will follow in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for a more...

Exhibit Review – JAMES TURRELL: A RETROSPECTIVE

JAMES TURRELL: A RETROSPECTIVE highlights an impressive collection of some of Turrell’s most iconic work that explores light, perception, architecture and space. A quick briefing on the life and career of artist James Turrell; Turrell was born in 1943 and raised in Pasadena, CA. As...

Exhibit Review: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos

This past weekend the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) unveiled its newest exhibit that highlights the life of Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. The exhibit features photographs and self-portraits of the painter through various aspects of her life and those most important to her; from...

Modern Innovators: Charles & Ray Eames

Last week during our highlight of Modernism Week, a history of the Stahl House was discussed.  If you recall, the Case Study Program was based in Los Angeles and ran from 1945 to 1966. Arts & Architecture magazine commissioned top architects to design and build...

Stahl, Koenig + Shulman – A History of Case Study House No. 22

My favorite week of the year… Modernism Week in Palm Springs! Not familiar with Modernism Week? Here is a brief description taken directly from the organizers:   The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary...

Design Balance: Feng Shui Your Home

Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.   Feng shui is...