SF marina style | This roaring twenties San Francisco home hadn’t been touched since it was in its heyday. The best of the architecture was honored and everything else was transformed: new arches mimicked those already in existence; the kitchen and baths were modernized; walls were removed for better use of space; and, shocking pops of color gave the home its sense of liveliness.
Cow Hollow Two
focused pied-a-terre | Completely remodeled, pared down update designed for comfort and functionality to a 1920's classic marina style flat. In just 600 sf: large windows to overlook the tropically landscaped garden, complete kitchen and bath modernization, clever use of storage a must in this inspired small space.
new classic comfort | A Hampton-influenced design with a California traditional twist. Blue, white, grey, taupe—the colors of the ocean—are a calming palate that’s easy to live with. It’s the grand scale of the architectural detailing and furnishings that make this home a stand-out.
Laurel Heights One
making room for family | A garage is transformed into a family room, office, laundry room, bathroom, entry, and two car garage for an active family with three children. Every spare inch of space was carefully planned so everything has its place and there’s still an illusion of spaciousness. Construction costs were reduced by using existing structural elements which also helped to define each area. A travertine floor makes it easy to push everything out of the way for playtime.
Laurel Heights Two
revival romance | Soothing creams and soft grays offset the chaos of busy modern San Francisco living in this joyful family home. Gutted and completely remodeled to meet family needs, there is a space for everyone. Spacious master bath and walk in closets for her, private man cave and office for him, large format movie screening for the kids, graciously proportioned common areas for entertaining friends and extended family.
bold moves | Built from the ground up, each design material lovingly selected, hot lacquer corals and reds offset creamy elegance in this transitional California Spanish-in-nature home. Cool, clean and refined, a subtle use of contrasting materials and textures meet a bold use of traditional French chinoise details and colors.
funky fresh | Sophisticated and cozy, a turn of the century Dutch Colonial remodeled to blend an urban aesthetic with the space of suburban locale. Hot Mexican colors set against bright white walls bring warmth and easy elegance to a young family's home: hot pink powder room, acid green velvet 60's sectional sofa, leaf green kitchen cabinets, turquoise upholstered family room sofa. A large blank living room wall perfect for a art gallery wall; a lively mix of portraits and abstracts hang side by side.
boyish sophistication | This family home turned bachelor pad is today’s version of rat pack cool. The vibe is clearly masculine, but even she enjoys its chic, comfortable styling. The colors were inspired by classic Brooks Brother’s suiting: grey flannel, charcoal, and camel hair with a crisp white shirt as accent.
retro hollywood glam | A traditional home turns modern with a retro Hollywood point of view. There’s a minimalist approach to the furnishings and accessories and a high degree of va-va-voom through rich textures, plush fabrics, and grey, silver and purple color palette. The floors are custom-mixed in ebony and grey. There’s paparazzi-like sparkle in the modern fixtures, chandeliers, and the kitchen’s purple glass backsplash.
modern living | An old standard San Francisco home–meaning lots of little rooms–is opened up for modern living. The walls came down but the charm of the architecture remains, and its quirky nooks and crannies delineate the new living areas. The spaces were re-positioned for better flow and the living room became the dining room; the bedroom…the family room; and the dining room…a kid’s play area. Soothing neutrals create an even grander sense of space, and the hot shots of color keep everyone feeling warm and happy.
Noe Valley One
personality please | A pre-built home required a punch of personality. All architectural details—trims, moldings, columns—were painted white for a cohesive feel from room to room. Classic furnishings were chosen to complement the architecture and minimal accessorizing keeps the rooms fresh and current.
Noe Valley Two
light-hearted victorian | The days of small, dark and dreary rooms are over! This family home went from yesteryear to modern day living thanks to an extensive renovation. A charming Victorian façade on the outside leads to open, airy and cheerful interiors. The architectural details – moldings, baseboards, and cabinetry – and furnishings are simple and clean-lined so the home feels elegant but never stuffy. A neglected backyard was nurtured into a thriving urban garden.
Noe Valley Three
modern living on liberty hill | Built originally in 1906, this home underwent an extensive renovation: main level living room , formal dining room, eat in kitchen and powder room; third floor bedrooms with an addition of a second full bath; re-capture of unfinished basement space to create a media room, full bath, laundry, storage and mud room. Access to the outdoors was a must on all three levels; from the kitchen: access to one of two decks with a spiral staircase. high design meets comfortable living in this flexible family-friendly space.
San Carlos One
sandy beach style | A house that felt too old was turned into a fun, casual home in beach style for a young family. Every room has a fresh ocean breeze appeal through the use of natural materials, an all-white backdrop and pops of vibrant blue in the accessories, tile accents and selected furnishings. The carefully planned layout provides ample built-in storage for this family’s growing needs.
San Carlos Two
tudor revival | A Tudor-style home taken out of the dark ages and brought into the light by keeping it’s classic architecture, and completely modernizing the interiors. The renaissance comes from a mix of old and new materials along with a fresh color pallet, and just the right amount of accessorizing.
should I stay or should I go | To remodel the existing mid-century beach house on the sand in Montecito or scrap and start from scratch? True to the conservation minded owners beliefs, the original surfers dream house was kept intact and lovingly updated and modernized; kitchens, bathrooms and the addition of a boat bunkroom cabin for the kids.
casual high life | A second home reflective of the family's lifestyle, interest and personalities. There is something for everyone at this mid-century weekend retreat designed with a wink to the Parker Palm Springs. Color juxtaposed against white walls, strong wallpapers for drama in all bedrooms, add a level of excitement yet works in harmony with the architecture and natural Sonoma setting.
away from it all | A passion for travel, design, food, garden and family inspired this peaceful yet party-centric oasis. The house, built in 1862, was the last original stage coach stop in the county of Sonoma, and is a historic landmark. The recent update of the barn, addition of pool and pavilion are a natural extension of the main house, play host to large parties yet provide enough intimate areas for private family time.