We are not defined by a particular look or style;
we listen to our clients and craft the right solution
for their particular wants and needs.
In this Pacific Heights flat in San Francisco, we fashioned a second home in a transitional traditional style for a well-traveled couple. The owners, who are from Nashville, wanted a gracious abode where they could host their children and grandchildren, work remotely, and relax for long stays. To that end, we struck a balance of traditional furnishings that remind the clients of their Southern home and modern elements that deliver a West Coast vibe.
The great room is anchored by a sofa that’s architectural enough to float—and covered in grandchild-proof performance fabric—hemmed by the husband’s desk that doubles as sofa table and workspace. While there’s no separate dining room, a traditional round table expands and borrows cane chairs from the entryway to allow room for big family dinners. The guest bedroom juxtaposes a four-poster bed with a Saarinen-style bedside table. Lined wool flannel drapes even baffle the sounds of the street traffic below. In the master bedroom, we carved enough space—even with a king bed—for a pair of swivel chairs for catching the morning sun.
Custom bedcoverings, upholstery, and fabric make this home feel personal and tailored for the family who calls it their home away from home many months of the year.
Photographed by James Carriere