Restaurant with dining tables and a large open window overlooking the San Francisco Bay while white sailboats pass. Beyond the indoor tables and chairs, dining stools are lined up outdoors and facing the water. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaCloseup of the end of a bar with white marble top. Fresh shellfish with lemon and green garnish is displayed at the bar behind glass. A man is behind the bar. Beyond the bar are two brown wine wooden racks that extend up the curved ceiling, with a black metal fireplace in between. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

Restaurant with dining tables and a large open window overlooking the San Francisco Bay while white sailboats pass. Beyond the indoor tables and chairs, dining stools are lined up outdoors and facing the water. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaCloseup of the end of a bar with white marble top. Fresh shellfish with lemon and green garnish is displayed at the bar behind glass. A man is behind the bar. Beyond the bar are two brown wine wooden racks that extend up the curved ceiling, with a black metal fireplace in between. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

Restaurant with dining tables and a large open window overlooking the San Francisco Bay while white sailboats pass. Beyond the indoor tables and chairs, dining stools are lined up outdoors and facing the water. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaCloseup of the end of a bar with white marble top. Fresh shellfish with lemon and green garnish is displayed at the bar behind glass. A man is behind the bar. Beyond the bar are two brown wine wooden racks that extend up the curved ceiling, with a black metal fireplace in between. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA lounge area with a black orb shaped fireplace hanging from the ceiling in the foreground. Ottomans are placed around the fireplace. Several people are sitting at the couches lining the lounge wall as a waitress approaches them. A curved glass window shows a towntown Sausalito with shops, buildings, cars, and trees at dusk. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral brown wooden dining tables in front of two large wooden wine racks behind metal cages. The wine racks extend up the wall and follow the curved ceiling into an arch shape. Between the wine racks is a solid black metal fireplace and a brown wooden horizontally-slatted ceilingClose up of a bar with brown leather checkered pattern bar trim and white marble bar top. Three brown wooden barstools align the front. Lemon, strawberry, egg, mint garnishes in white bowls are on top of the bar. Several silver metal tumblers and mixology tools are at and behind the bar. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA bar area in a restaurant. Bar is on the right with brown leather wooden trim and white marble bar top. Eight yellow pendants hang over and align the bar top. Wooden and iron shelves are behind the bar and contain bottles of liquor. A lounge area with two black cocktail tables and brown fabric sofa is in the back. A staircase leading down is on the left. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA man checks in at a brown wooden hostess stand while people drink at the bar behind him. A bartender makes drinks. A skylight opens above a curved ceiling in the center.Outdoor dining area lined with black fabric barstools and overlooking the water at the San Francisco Bay. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

Restaurant with dining tables and a large open window overlooking the San Francisco Bay while white sailboats pass. Beyond the indoor tables and chairs, dining stools are lined up outdoors and facing the water. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaCloseup of the end of a bar with white marble top. Fresh shellfish with lemon and green garnish is displayed at the bar behind glass. A man is behind the bar. Beyond the bar are two brown wine wooden racks that extend up the curved ceiling, with a black metal fireplace in between. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA lounge area with a black orb shaped fireplace hanging from the ceiling in the foreground. Ottomans are placed around the fireplace. Several people are sitting at the couches lining the lounge wall as a waitress approaches them. A curved glass window shows a towntown Sausalito with shops, buildings, cars, and trees at dusk. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral brown wooden dining tables in front of two large wooden wine racks behind metal cages. The wine racks extend up the wall and follow the curved ceiling into an arch shape. Between the wine racks is a solid black metal fireplace and a brown wooden horizontally-slatted ceilingClose up of a bar with brown leather checkered pattern bar trim and white marble bar top. Three brown wooden barstools align the front. Lemon, strawberry, egg, mint garnishes in white bowls are on top of the bar. Several silver metal tumblers and mixology tools are at and behind the bar. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA bar area in a restaurant. Bar is on the right with brown leather wooden trim and white marble bar top. Eight yellow pendants hang over and align the bar top. Wooden and iron shelves are behind the bar and contain bottles of liquor. A lounge area with two black cocktail tables and brown fabric sofa is in the back. A staircase leading down is on the left. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA man checks in at a brown wooden hostess stand while people drink at the bar behind him. A bartender makes drinks. A skylight opens above a curved ceiling in the center.Outdoor dining area lined with black fabric barstools and overlooking the water at the San Francisco Bay. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

Restaurant with dining tables and a large open window overlooking the San Francisco Bay while white sailboats pass. Beyond the indoor tables and chairs, dining stools are lined up outdoors and facing the water. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaCloseup of the end of a bar with white marble top. Fresh shellfish with lemon and green garnish is displayed at the bar behind glass. A man is behind the bar. Beyond the bar are two brown wine wooden racks that extend up the curved ceiling, with a black metal fireplace in between. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA lounge area with a black orb shaped fireplace hanging from the ceiling in the foreground. Ottomans are placed around the fireplace. Several people are sitting at the couches lining the lounge wall as a waitress approaches them. A curved glass window shows a towntown Sausalito with shops, buildings, cars, and trees at dusk. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral brown wooden dining tables in front of two large wooden wine racks behind metal cages. The wine racks extend up the wall and follow the curved ceiling into an arch shape. Between the wine racks is a solid black metal fireplace and a brown wooden horizontally-slatted ceilingClose up of a bar with brown leather checkered pattern bar trim and white marble bar top. Three brown wooden barstools align the front. Lemon, strawberry, egg, mint garnishes in white bowls are on top of the bar. Several silver metal tumblers and mixology tools are at and behind the bar. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA bar area in a restaurant. Bar is on the right with brown leather wooden trim and white marble bar top. Eight yellow pendants hang over and align the bar top. Wooden and iron shelves are behind the bar and contain bottles of liquor. A lounge area with two black cocktail tables and brown fabric sofa is in the back. A staircase leading down is on the left. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA man checks in at a brown wooden hostess stand while people drink at the bar behind him. A bartender makes drinks. A skylight opens above a curved ceiling in the center.Outdoor dining area lined with black fabric barstools and overlooking the water at the San Francisco Bay. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

Restaurant with dining tables and a large open window overlooking the San Francisco Bay while white sailboats pass. Beyond the indoor tables and chairs, dining stools are lined up outdoors and facing the water. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaCloseup of the end of a bar with white marble top. Fresh shellfish with lemon and green garnish is displayed at the bar behind glass. A man is behind the bar. Beyond the bar are two brown wine wooden racks that extend up the curved ceiling, with a black metal fireplace in between. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA lounge area with a black orb shaped fireplace hanging from the ceiling in the foreground. Ottomans are placed around the fireplace. Several people are sitting at the couches lining the lounge wall as a waitress approaches them. A curved glass window shows a towntown Sausalito with shops, buildings, cars, and trees at dusk. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral brown wooden dining tables in front of two large wooden wine racks behind metal cages. The wine racks extend up the wall and follow the curved ceiling into an arch shape. Between the wine racks is a solid black metal fireplace and a brown wooden horizontally-slatted ceilingClose up of a bar with brown leather checkered pattern bar trim and white marble bar top. Three brown wooden barstools align the front. Lemon, strawberry, egg, mint garnishes in white bowls are on top of the bar. Several silver metal tumblers and mixology tools are at and behind the bar. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA bar area in a restaurant. Bar is on the right with brown leather wooden trim and white marble bar top. Eight yellow pendants hang over and align the bar top. Wooden and iron shelves are behind the bar and contain bottles of liquor. A lounge area with two black cocktail tables and brown fabric sofa is in the back. A staircase leading down is on the left. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA man checks in at a brown wooden hostess stand while people drink at the bar behind him. A bartender makes drinks. A skylight opens above a curved ceiling in the center.Outdoor dining area lined with black fabric barstools and overlooking the water at the San Francisco Bay. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

Restaurant with dining tables and a large open window overlooking the San Francisco Bay while white sailboats pass. Beyond the indoor tables and chairs, dining stools are lined up outdoors and facing the water. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaCloseup of the end of a bar with white marble top. Fresh shellfish with lemon and green garnish is displayed at the bar behind glass. A man is behind the bar. Beyond the bar are two brown wine wooden racks that extend up the curved ceiling, with a black metal fireplace in between. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

Barrel House TavernA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaCloseup of the end of a bar with white marble top. Fresh shellfish with lemon and green garnish is displayed at the bar behind glass. A man is behind the bar. Beyond the bar are two brown wine wooden racks that extend up the curved ceiling, with a black metal fireplace in between. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral brown wooden dining tables in front of two large wooden wine racks behind metal cages. The wine racks extend up the wall and follow the curved ceiling into an arch shape. Between the wine racks is a solid black metal fireplace and a brown wooden horizontally-slatted ceilingA lounge area with a black orb shaped fireplace hanging from the ceiling in the foreground. Ottomans are placed around the fireplace. Several people are sitting at the couches lining the lounge wall as a waitress approaches them. A curved glass window shows a towntown Sausalito with shops, buildings, cars, and trees at dusk. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of a bar with brown leather checkered pattern bar trim and white marble bar top. Three brown wooden barstools align the front. Lemon, strawberry, egg, mint garnishes in white bowls are on top of the bar. Several silver metal tumblers and mixology tools are at and behind the bar. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA bar area in a restaurant. Bar is on the right with brown leather wooden trim and white marble bar top. Eight yellow pendants hang over and align the bar top. Wooden and iron shelves are behind the bar and contain bottles of liquor. A lounge area with two black cocktail tables and brown fabric sofa is in the back. A staircase leading down is on the left. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

Barrel House TavernA metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral brown wooden dining tables in front of two large wooden wine racks behind metal cages. The wine racks extend up the wall and follow the curved ceiling into an arch shape. Between the wine racks is a solid black metal fireplace and a brown wooden horizontally-slatted ceilingA lounge area with a black orb shaped fireplace hanging from the ceiling in the foreground. Ottomans are placed around the fireplace. Several people are sitting at the couches lining the lounge wall as a waitress approaches them. A curved glass window shows a towntown Sausalito with shops, buildings, cars, and trees at dusk. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of a bar with brown leather checkered pattern bar trim and white marble bar top. Three brown wooden barstools align the front. Lemon, strawberry, egg, mint garnishes in white bowls are on top of the bar. Several silver metal tumblers and mixology tools are at and behind the bar. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA bar area in a restaurant. Bar is on the right with brown leather wooden trim and white marble bar top. Eight yellow pendants hang over and align the bar top. Wooden and iron shelves are behind the bar and contain bottles of liquor. A lounge area with two black cocktail tables and brown fabric sofa is in the back. A staircase leading down is on the left. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

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Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

A metal stair railing rising from left to right in front of a wrought iron shelf displaying liquor and alcohol. An iron-rung ladder leans against the shelves. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA long restaurant bar with white marble bartop and brown wooden barstools. Seven yellow pendant lights hang from the bar. The ceiling has brown wooden slats and is curved. The bar is stocked with liquor, metal drink mixing supplies and overlooks a half-circle shaped window. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA restaurant with several dining brown wooden dining tables extended from the center, with white and light blue striped napkins and place settings. An open kitchen with glossy black tile is on the right, and further back is the bar with hanging yellow pendants. Curved concrete columns extend from the left over to the ceiling. The ceiling is curved and made of wooden brown slats, resembling a barrel. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral yellow glass pendants hanging from a brown wooden ceiling. Track lighting is embedded in the ceiling, along with a skylight opening to the right of the pendants. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaClose up of two brown wooden barstools with brown leather seats. The stools are at a brown wooden bar with white marble bar top. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaOutdoor porch area with the San Francisco Bay on the left and the dining room on the right. Black barstools line the left side of the porch, overlooking the water, and a curved wooden slatted awning hangs from above. The deck is made of brown wooden slatted tiles rotated to form a square pattern. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaA lounge area with a black orb shaped fireplace hanging from the ceiling in the foreground. Ottomans are placed around the fireplace. Several people are sitting at the couches lining the lounge wall as a waitress approaches them. A curved glass window shows a towntown Sausalito with shops, buildings, cars, and trees at dusk. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, CaliforniaSeveral brown wooden dining tables in front of two large wooden wine racks behind metal cages. The wine racks extend up the wall and follow the curved ceiling into an arch shape. Between the wine racks is a solid black metal fireplace and a brown wooden horizontally-slatted ceilingA bar area in a restaurant. Bar is on the right with brown leather wooden trim and white marble bar top. Eight yellow pendants hang over and align the bar top. Wooden and iron shelves are behind the bar and contain bottles of liquor. A lounge area with two black cocktail tables and brown fabric sofa is in the back. A staircase leading down is on the left. Barrel House Tavern, Sausalito, California

BARREL HOUSE TAVERN

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Builtin the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.

“Craft” was the concept behind this project. Housed in the former Houlihan's and Water Street Grille, the restaurant took nearly two years to renovate, which is shown in the incredible craftsmanship throughout the space. Acting as the owner and the contractor, Henry and his team hand crafted as much of the space wherever possible, from the walnut slab dining tables to the handcrafted leather belting that lines the bar. Efforts were made to retain the historical characteristics, including the handcrafted reclaimed maple ceiling that curls in like a barrel, expansive windows and a deck overlooking the water. Upon entering and ascending the walnut lined staircase, a blackened steel and metal mesh structure holds liquor and wine. Existing cement plaster arches were refinished and polished, and lined with formed bronze. A long Carrera marble bar centers the space, flanked by an intimate lounge on the left, plush banquettes and ottomans surround a blackened steel fire orb. To the right, custom curved shelving acts as a champagne display in the main dining room, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and a linear gas burning fireplace. All furniture was custom designed and fabricated, dishware was provided by Health Ceramics.

Location: Sausalito, CA

Type: New Restaurant & Outdoor Terrace

Size: 5,200 sq ft, 140 Seats

 

Completion: July 2013

 

Architect of Record: Edward A Llora, Disseny llora

 

Design Team

Interior Design Director: Barbara Turpin-Vickroy

Project Manager: Bryan Southwick

Designers: Thomas Michael, Sara Klocke, Danielle Velasco

 

General Contractor: Chris Henry

Photography: Paul Dyer

AWARDS

2014 - Hospitality Design, Best Casual Restaurant

2014 - IIDA Northern California, Chapter Honor Award - "Play" Category

2014 - Restaurant & Bar Awards - Shortlisted

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