Sculptural modern San Francisco pad with old-world character

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A sculptural modern residence designed by Ken Linsteadt Architects in collaboration with Kendall Wilkinson Design overlooks the Santa Cruz mountains and Silicon Valley, California. The clients, a couple with a young son, lived nearby this property when it came available. They were drawn to the physical beauty and solitude of the site, it was just in need of some updates. The new homeowners wanted were interested in high-quality design and art and a great design team to bring their vision to fruition. The home needed to be significantly renovated, as it was in a Mediterranean style, but the wife was interested in a more modern architectural style.

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According to the architects, “the design is intentionally hard to date, an at once timeless and contemporary study in materials and form that is both medieval and modern, well-tailored and glamorous. The minimalist palette of architectural materials—Minnesota limestone, plaster, bronzed steel and glass—crosses the threshold from outdoors to in and provides a clean-lined yet warm backdrop for the noteworthy furnishings and art. On the exterior, the lacy grid of glass and steel windows reveals the substantial yet airy feel of the architecture. A floating plane of steel on the roof caps the two story façade of Minnesota limestone.”

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On the interior of this sculptural modern pad, bleached European-oak plank floors can be seen throughout. Most of the walls feature a textured plaster that absorbs the natural light when it spills in through the expansive windows.

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What We Love: Beautiful furnishings, materials and finishes can be seen throughout this sculptural modern abode. Just the right amount of color, pattern and texture has been added into the interior design scheme so as not to detract from the natural beauty of the landscape. Spaces flow harmoniously from one to the next, making a very livable family home. Readers, what are your thoughts on this home? Please share your comments with us below!

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Interiors studio Kendall Wilkinson Design did a fabulous job of selecting furnishings that adds personality to the home and reflects the owners tastes. We featured another home tour by this designer, have a look here: San Francisco home melds modern design with traditional elements.

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A spectacular master bathroom retreat is a work of art in of itself. The custom designed bathtub begun as a single block of white onyx, skillfully carved into an intricately faceted piece of sculpture… with all the fittings integrated into the design!

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The living room showcases a bronze fireplace surround, a minimalist sculptural focal point to the space. French doors opens out to an expansive patio and negative edge pool, blurring the lines between indoor and out.

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Photos: Paul Dyer



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