Article From Gentry Magazine September 2002
Preserving The Past
This 1920’s French Chateau was sure to be demolished if it hadn’t been for a family with a vision and a crew with the means to execute it properly, Gentry reports
When the current family bought this Atherton house, General Contractor Frank Lewis of Prime Pacific Builders says, “The previous owners were living in the guest quarters, leaving the main house vacant for almost 20 years. As a result, the plumbing in the main house didn’t work, the electricity was outdated, and the interior was in shambles. While any other family might have found the project to be an unworthy money pit, this one saw the home as a worthwhile act of preservation and couldn’t wait to tackle it.