Respect to all those designers out there who appreciate original architectural details and attempt to maintain the history of a home. Such as San Francisco firm Landed Interiors & Homes. The renovation of this classic 1936 home included a reimagining of a cluster of small rooms that were no longer functional. We opened up the kitchen to the dining room and backyard, utilizing a view from the front of the house extending to the back yard and reconfigured the connection to the ground level, addressing the floor plan of bedrooms and bathrooms on both levels. The transformation has an incredible feeling of openness that wasn’t there before. We were careful of the original architectural details, installing new windows and doors that matched the old style, repeating arches in the openings, and keeping original trim where possible. The original vaulted living room was enhanced with updated furnishings from different eras to reflect the client’s eclectic taste, from contemporary to mid-century to antique pieces. Our choices for both furniture and interior finishes were motivated by the vintage Storybook architecture, which is British-influenced and calls for classic materials that are of solid quality.
Photography: Haris Kenjar