“I want to see pattern in the views, the trees, the street grid, and the buildings.”Michael Booth
New Private Residence
Richard Beard FAIA, BAR Architects
Set on a deeply down-sloping lot, this four-story San Francisco residence is designed to take full advantage of the views. With architecture reminiscent of William Wurster’s regional style and setbacks making the most of city height limits, the house is infused with grace and natural light, something not so easy to achieve when working within a twenty-five foot wide lot. Living spaces are purposely placed on upper levels and an open floor plan facilitates informal entertaining.
Walls of warm, creamy white provide the perfect backdrop for a soft, reflective interiors palette. A luxurious and understated mix of furnishing include modern pieces, family heirlooms, and antiques gathered from far-flung travels.
Layered in texture and style, the living room is a study in creams. Highlights include a 1940’s Moroccan rug over sisal, 3-tier Fortuny pendant, silk velvet sofa, BRNO chair upholstered in cream and white cowhide, Art Deco French ottoman, Louis XVI chair, and a Giacometti plaster lamp.