Nestled in the treetops of Presidio Terrace—a lush enclave on San Francisco’s western edge—sits a three-tale, midcentury-modern home that is decidedly diverse from its neighboring Beaux Arts, Mission Rival, and Renaissance Villa-design properties.
The household, with its sky-significant perch, offers glorious sights of the Golden Gate Nationwide Recreation Region. “It’s like a Miami design,” states Chloe Redmond Warner, founder and principal of Redmond Aldrich Layout. “It doesn’t experience tremendous San Francisco. It is a few levels with skylights built into flooring it is these types of a random, sexy, architectural go.”
While the shopper, a just lately divided father of four, loved the residence, its views, and locale, the obstacle was getting this modernist gem and creating it really feel cozy. What was most essential to the operator and music enthusiast was providing a heat environment in which his kids could feel at residence. “The to start with action was to make it someplace they could go that didn’t come to feel like a bachelor pad. The next essential was to basically make it someplace lovely,” Redmond Warner states.
Ultimately, tons of colour and texture were additional to the interiors, in purchase to offset the clean linear traces and current walnut wooden paneling. “We wished to allow for the midcentury-modern day architecture to be the greatest model of itself—lots of white partitions and massive views—but to introduce it to a buddy: A saturated, pattern-delighted, vibrant pal,” Redmond Warner says. “Wes Anderson [was] a great reference.” Enthusing further more about the artworks, floral wallpaper, and lush furnishing, Redmond Warner provides, “It was entertaining to consider a big persona, who loves colour and is innovative, type of unspooling in the course of this white box space.”
Clearly, the ground-established skylight desired to be dealt with, straight away. “That skylight was just form of a significant factor exactly where we ended up like, Oh, we could redo it with the contractor or we could just optically make it go away. And we would want to set a runner there, in any case,” Redmond Warner states. The type answer was uncomplicated: Layer runners, carpets, and antique rugs to deal with the transparent panels. The conclude result? More texture (and indeed, colour) was right away additional.
“Something I give [the client] so considerably credit score for is that a ton of [people we work with] consider of their kids’ areas as afterthoughts, or as some thing to do at the conclusion of the budget. So they get squeezed,” Redmond Warner claims. “He wasn’t like, Oh, the kids’ areas ought to be performed with a unique attitude… [T]he residence is for all of us. And indeed, we’ll set a pretty wallpaper in the kids’ homework space. We created it so baby-welcoming, devoid of it wanting too juvenile,” Redmond Warner claims. “In every place, there is a location that is supposed for the kids—and for the youngsters to perform.”
Notably, the dining place, kitchen, residing place, and Television rooms all link. “Our consumer is not 1 for meal parties, but enjoys to eat with his youngsters and loves to engage in games,” explains Redmond Warner, who notes the dining home hence didn’t will need to seat ten.
Imbuing the house with a sense of audio was also paramount. In the residing area, that meant adding a vintage cabinet with a history player. (“They’re not significant Television individuals, but they are audio folks,” Redmond Warner says.) In other places, the design crew was motivated by Stefan Sagmeister, an Austrian graphic designer, typographer, and Grammy Award winner whose agency developed album handles for The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, The Speaking Heads, and more. “Sagmeister wrote a e book about his studio,” Redmond Warner says. “Every working day they would perform 4 information twice, and he would display the four information as if they were artwork. That was a significant resource of inspiration. It looked so excellent, so we ended up like, why not show album art? It conjures new music into the visual when you can see what is taking part in.”
Within the songs room, which also serves as a recording studio, Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue paint was utilized to deft impact while a portrait of Paul McCartney will help anchor the area. Here, the client hosts jam periods all-around a vintage picket L-shaped desk that features as a DJ booth. “So it is cushy down below,” Redmond Warner says. “The artwork, the instruments, and the vibe speak for themselves.”
“Decorating a dwelling for a man is at any time so somewhat distinct mainly because you really do not want it to read as extremely feminine, but you know, this individual, this customer, was in will need of a smooth, nurturing position to be in during this period of his daily life,” Redmond Warner states. “I think the way that we have been ready to make it cozy and heat without having being way too floral was to lean into primary shades. When I search at this dwelling, I see that everywhere. I’m like, Oh, there are reds, there are blues, and there are yellows. It is kind of a thread that keeps factors from acquiring as well saccharine… It’s unquestionably noticeable, but it’s not as well a lot.”