San Francisco

Interior Design: Regina Callan Designs
Contractor: Ventana 76
Photography: Paul Dyer

Aspire Design & Home

Modern thinking to a classical house

This charming Edwardian applies modern thinking to a classical house. Reimagined for recent empty-nesters, the design pairs elegance with clean lines, contemporary detailing, and luxury materials. Paying homage to the original architecture, the historic shell was restored, while the formal interiors were relaxed with an open plan. This entailed a radical move — deconstructing the front rooms, including removal of the anterior staircase and the wall separating the dining room from the kitchen, as well as removing the upstairs walls to one of the bedrooms, giving a dramatic openness to the home. The house is a great example of applying modern living ideals of an open plan to a traditional home.