This year's Marin Designer Showcase is open, and it's quite the property. 15,500 square feet on the tip of Belvedere Island - some of the most sought after real estate in the world, with incomparable views... and a $45 Million price tag. I had the pleasure of helping a colleague, Gioi Tran, on his Master Bedroom, and I the finished space is beautiful. If you're in the SF Bay Area, the house is open through February 26th. Links to the Showcase and property follow.
Master Bedroom, Gioi Tran
Photo: David Duncan Livingston
Master Bathroom, Gioi Tran
Living Room, Suzanne Tucker
Library, Suzanne Tucker
Kitchen, David Kensington
Dining Room, Candace Barnes
Family Room, David Kensington
Guest Suite, Katie Denham
All photography from Sotheby's Villa Belvedere Webpage,
I've long been a fan of architect Stanley Saitowitz, based in San Francisco. His "Bridge House" in San Anselmo is striking: situated across a ravine, the house is a 22' wide, two story continuous span. Cor-Ten steel plate clad the walls and roof - I love the juxtaposition between the steel & glass structurewith and the wooded grasslands on the 15 acre site.
Artist/Carpenter Dalton Ghetti creates these absolutely astonishing and wonderful scluptures from the tip of a pencil, in graphite. The pieces can take years to create - the linked chain sculpture took two years!
Read the full piece at Yatzer, by Marcia Argyriades
We've just come off of our HGTV "Room Crashers" shoot, and I wanted to share a few photos of the experience. What a fun, chaotic, and exhausting 3 days! I assumed with reality TV "3 days" meant something else...but we did complete the transformation from start to finish in just under 3 days. The production team was fantastic, the construction team from Farallon was amazing, and the home owners were enthusiastic participants. It was quite rewarding to see our design come to life in such a short time. I'm sorry I can't show the final photos until the episode airs in February, but I will certainly keep everyone posted. I can only tell you the producers, host, and crew loved the space, and the home owners are thrilled!
Day 1, 9:00 am
Demolition is just about to start
Day 1, Demolition with the home owner
Day 1, construction of the Media/Fireplace wall and removal of the wall between Living/Dining Rooms
Day 2 - "Do it Yourself" project
Custom Douglas Fir cube coffee tables
Day 3 - Construction/Assembly of the Woven Wall Art
Strips of Beech and Copper woven in between wooden dowels.