San Francisco designer Kendall Wilkinson teamed up with Ken Linsteadt Architects to transform a unit for a couple who desired a comfortable space for large family gatherings. See the stunning space, which boasts bay views and is located in a 1921 Mediterranean-style building built by architect T. Paterson Ross. Photos: Paul Dyer Photography
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The entrance of the Russian Hill home features a stucco, terracotta-colored wall and a black metal, filigreed gate. Hand-troweled Venetian plastered walls give the space an old-world look, while lush gardens make a statement.
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Pictured here is the living room, which opens up to the dining area. The space is outfitted with a Samarkand rug and plush sofas upholstered by Hilde-Brand Furniture, Inc. For a dose of character, Wilkinson chose to pair French antique pieces with furniture boasting a clean, modern look. This duality was complemented by the classic Venetian plaster for the walls and cerused oak flooring. Rich jewel tones in velvet, satin and leather add warmth to the room.
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The light-filled dining area, including green patterned chairs.
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Since the kitchen is on full display, Linsteadt and Wilkinson collaborated to visually integrate it with the dining and living areas. For a more spacious feel, they removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and enlarged the windows to make the most of the views. The team used a serene dove gray hue for the lower cabinets and drawers, and the upper cabinets were removed to showcase the broad expanse of Carrara marble. Satin nickel fixtures add the perfect finishing touch.
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The sitting room, which includes a Kimberly Denman swivel chair from De Sousa Hughes, features large windows offering stunning bay views.
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The home office allows the owners to enjoy the beauty of natural light.
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The inviting entry.
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The master bedroom suite features furniture by C. Mariani Antiques, including a bed and dresser with a lacquered finish. The space opens up to a cozy bathroom with a freestanding bathtub.
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Pocket doors separate the bathroom from the master bedroom. When the doors are open, the Coit Tower is in full view from the bathtub. For a special touch, Wilkinson installed a tub filler in the ceiling above the freestanding bathtub. When it's turned on, it creates a waterfall effect that enhances the bathroom's zen feel.
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The guest suite takes full advantage of the natural light and unobstructed, amazing views of its surroundings. Elegant, durable furniture provides comfort in this luxurious room.