Framed by stately corniced columns and painted in a youthful soft blush hue, the exterior of this 1883-built house, sitting on a quiet tree-nestled street in San Francisco, oozes a charm that blends the new with the old.
Upon going up the red-bricked stairs and through the stark black front door, one will discover that that ethereal aesthetic is imbued throughout the 3,728sqft, four-bedroom abode. The overall layout, as well as the various intricate architectural details, such as the ornate mouldings, soaring ceilings and Corinthian columns, have been painstakingly preserved from its original iteration, which was designed by the illustrious architect Charles Hinkel Lewis.
Yet under the guidance of architect Richard Landry, the majority of the interiors have been treated to a complete 21st-century redo that doesn't leave a trace of the passé. Instead, walls have been doused in a bright crisp white hue that instantly opens up the space, with other walls and hallways knocked down to create an exceptionally fluid and airy floor plan that allows for light and movement throughout.
The decorative direction is similarly elegant. Kitted out in expansive feature rugs, soft furnishings and delicate lighting fixtures, the main living room is cosiness and comfort brought to life. Furniture pieces crafted in wood, leather and upholstered fabric are juxtaposed against various brass details and a striking art collection – ranging from photography prints to abstract watercolours, that inject the home with a tactile harmony. Much visual dynamism can also be found woven into unexpected places, such as the upholstery of the couch that veers from a beige toned leather to audacious animal print. It is accentuated by the nearby traditional red-bricked fireplace that sits underneath modern skylights that have been installed overhead.
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Luxurious hide rugs and vibrantly hued artworks imbue plenty of character into the home
The floorplan has been redesigned with knocked down walls to improve flow
Various textiles and materials intermingle in the home
The master ensuite is swathed in a stylish monochromatic palette
Various fireplaces are one of the elements retained from the home's original iteration
The guest bedroom is equally alluring and cosy
The master en suite comes with a walk-in closet and gorgeous, stylish bath
A contemporary-tiled bathroom
On the upper floor, another dining area is decorated with a ultra-chic brass table under a candle chandelier
The bold open kitchen has been transformed with sultry blue paint
The kitchen is designed custom cabinetry, Calacatta Oro marble, designer lighting and Viking appliances fit for even the most discerning chef
An exquisite wine cellar and pantry sit against a large backdrop of open living spaces
The home is studded with these cosy nooks adorned with soft throws and cushions
Large, evocative paintings take pride of place on the walls of various dens and living areas
A stylish den area with wet bar that opens onto the extensive patio and English garden