Modern History - San Francisco
Built in 1907, this Stick-style Victorian required a down-to-the-studs remodel to better suit its occupants — a young client with an affinity for fashion, art and design, along with her infant daughter and growing family. Within the traditional envelope, JKA reimagined the interiors to integrate modern gestures, yielding a home where different eras and styles beautifully coexist. The standout elements — often bold and edgy (and now a proper reflection of the homeowner) — include chevron flooring with alternating dark and light wood, in wide and thin planks; rich jewel tones as well as luxe textiles such as mohair, velvet, and hair-on-hide; black-and-white geometric tiles paired with a burnished steel hood and white Calacatta marble in the kitchen; and a graphic floor pattern combining three types of marble (Calacatta, Nero Marquina, and Emperador) in the main bath. The result is a singular residence for a client whose playful approach is perhaps best epitomized in the brass hanging hoop chair suspended from the 11-foot tall living room ceiling.