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De Sousa significantly expanded the space, opening the main floor into a gallery-like foyer, stairway, dining room, living room and kitchen. The dining room is just one of the many rooms that opens up onto the home's brilliant view.
Dining room table: Stephanie Odegard
The simple and modern dining table is made out of hammered metal, and the Robjohns Gibbons dining chairs are among De Sousa's favorite finds. "It took five years to find all 6," he says. "We found them in San Francisco, in Palm Springs, even in St. Louis."
De Sousa's previous home was a Victorian decorated entirely in white, so he decided to do something completely different this time around. Lush colors, modern lines, and integrated indoor/outdoor living define the home's aesthetic. The blend of products in this main-floor living room certainly echoes that. Both the yellow upholstered chairs and the coffee table in this room are De Sousa's own designs.
A cozy outdoor seating area, complete with a fire pit, sits just inside the entry courtyard. The stacked stone walls and soothing water feature have made this a relaxing outdoor sanctuary.
The open kitchen design allows for a clear view of the San Francisco Bay. Clean and crisp architectural lines keep this space simple but stunning, and automatically lead the eyes out to the view. De Sousa wanted to emphasize natural materials in his home, and used a combination of walnut, Brazilian mahogany, stacked slate, and Calacatta marble throughout. The contrast between wood, glass and stone creates an artful and visually satisfying look.
Art: Paintings by Alon Langotsky
The master bathroom is a serene, light-filled space that emphasizes natural wood, stone and tile. Using the pebble-style tile around the edge of the room adds a unique contrast that ties the entire space together.
Even the rooms on the bottom floor have a clear view of the city. A small outdoor patio off a guest bedroom allows visitors to fully enjoy the occasional sunny San Francisco day.
Of course, the terrace has by far the most stunning view in the house. The Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge are visible here, and are best enjoyed with a warm blanket and a glass of wine.
Photography by Matthew Millman
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