historic beauty reimagined

This beautiful, century-old, craftsman-style home sits just a block from San Francisco’s Presidio, a 1,500 acre park and outdoor recreation hub. Our clients wanted to preserve its historic architectural beauty, while completely overhauling the interior into a modern, sleek, highly functional home for a family of four.

To deliver on our client's vision for a 'unique and awesome' powder room we covered the walls in Porter Teleo’s hand painted Floral Graffiti wall covering complete with moody drips.

creating a showstopper

In keeping with the moody color scheme, atop a Rosemary Hallgarten Vintage Wash Wool Rug in Pacific, we placed contemporary wood and travertine nesting coffee tables, used a luxe velvet on the Elysia lounge chair by Luca Nichetto for De La Espada, and sourced the Lignes de Demarcation Michael Buffet B211 floor lamp.

an understated study in mood

Grounded by the neutral rug, paint, and curtains, the black dining table and floating credenza pop. Mustardy brass warms with the table lamp, art and ceiling—we hired a muralist to hand-paint it in metal leaf. The Lindsay Adelman Drop System Chandelier, dripping with 20 bulbs, oozes mood and we added a custom bar so hosts or dinner guests can replenish drinks without leaving the room.

a balance of beauty + function

The updated contemporary kitchen features clean lines and a neutral, warm palette for an inviting, uncluttered feel. The same wood used for the custom cabinetry also houses the hood and island for continuity, and the uppers are set with two different depths for interest. The Cojo swivel stools from Thomas Hayes Studio offer a dark contrast and tie into the appliances.

We had a curvy custom sofa built to fit the shape of the bay window for luxury and comfort, and clad it in a prudent gray. The nook is topped with a stunning pendant that adds a bit of drama and another pop of black. Across the way, we built custom, ceiling height cabinetry for closed storage, a place to hide the TV, and (our personal favorite) a vented cabinet bed for the family dog.

an artful mix of eras

The primary suite is wrapped in another Porter Teleo hand-painted wall covering—dark gray with polished brass veining. We removed a bookcase to make room for a loveseat and cozy, private TV-watching area, highlighted by a Bocce 28.6 floor lamp. Mustards are carried through in the rug, custom headboard, and bench while the nightstands offer another rare pop of color—this time, a teal blue—and the oval pendants wink at the futuristic.

double feature

The guest suite doubles as an office, and is one of the home’s hidden gems. When guests are staying, the custom murphy bed—tucked inside ceiling-height built-in storage—pulls down. When used as an office, the bed is out of sight and our client can work at the custom desk with a floating shelf and Eames soft pad leather desk chair.

a place for everyone

The lower level is a hangout haven featuring a craft closet with retractable door, full-height custom media storage, peg board, cork flooring, and modern, clean exercise space. With the neon “Good Vibes” sign and “Chill Out” throw pillow, enough said...

RBD Team

Kelly Gabaldon


Estefania Perez



Upscale Construction


artistic appeal

In one of the kid's bedrooms, our client’s love of wallpaper (ditto!) and movement continues with a painterly blue-green accent wall behind a soft upholstered headboard.