Displaying posts from April, 2020

A modern A-frame cabin

Posted on Tue, 7 Apr 2020 by KiM

For the moment city living is working for me…. But give me a cabin in the woods, and a modernized 1974 A-frame at that, and I think I could make the switch quite easily. Maybe just for weekends so I could enjoy the best of both worlds? Sounds like the perfect plan 🙂 This stunner is located 1.5 hours outside of San Francisco, designed by Studio PLOW.

Photos: Suzanna Scott

A contemporary renovation of a 1920’s home

Posted on Tue, 7 Apr 2020 by KiM

Love the dark and light drama of this 1920s renovated home in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood. Once you can manage to get past that dining room photo above that is. 😉 By Regan Baker Design[Our client] and her husband purchased the house and embarked on a full-scale renovation, seeking to blend her preppy aesthetic and his love of modern elements. Through the process, we helped them find a cohesive balance between their style preferences, creating a sophisticated, contemporary residence for our clients and their young daughters. In the living room, we took a tone-on-tone approach, painting one accent wall and all of its traditional, existing, trim one color: a dramatic, deep, navy blue. Heirloom, antique furnishings are used throughout the home alongside more contemporary design choices that keep these spaces feeling fresh and bright.

Architect: Robert Stiles Architecture, Contractor: Jeff Fitzsimmons, Photos: Suzanna Scott

“The Bruey Cottage is a renovated and restored Georgian Cape located on six acres in Norfolk, Connecticut. Built in 1790 by Captain John Bradley, a Revolutionary War Veteran, the home experienced various cosmetic updates over the years but suffered from extensive structural damage. The cottage was purchased in 2017, and over two years the envelope was fully re-built, the kitchen was gut-renovated, and the historical interior details were refurbished. Great care was taken to honor the original architecture and materials of the home. Today, the Bruey Cottage has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three seating areas, dining room, office, and light-flooded kitchen that overlook venerable oak trees and farmstead stone walls.”

Architecture by Frances Mildred  & Interior Design by Nune for Branca & Co.

Photography by Nicole Franzen

Refined meets rustic with a contemporary take on a country stone cottage. A rough stone exterior, almost a caricature of a childlike house, belies the refined, modern interior with its materials palette of concrete and glazed tiles, terrazzo, timber and bronze. It’s a country getaway. Lucky owners. Beechworth Residence by Melbourne-based Doherty Design Studio.

Photography by Derek Swalwell

A retirement dream house in California

Posted on Sun, 5 Apr 2020 by KiM

I could definitively see myself retiring in a place like this. The homeowners of this Calistoga, CA residence are a very lucky couple! What a beautiful setting to spend your days while NOT working (or enduring a seemingly endless pandemic). By Geremia Design.

Photos: Suzanna Scott