ISSUE 12  |  Rustic Modern

Designer Visit: Charles de Lisle in San Francisco

March 25, 2011 10:30 AM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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Designed in the 1950s by Bay Area architect William Wurster, this Woodside ranch house serves as a summer retreat for a San Francisco family. The renovation was entrusted to Ian Moller of Moller Architecture and Charles de Lisle of Charles de Lisle Workshop; Moller tackled the overall framework and space (adding new concrete floors, a copper roof, and cedar paneling) while de Lisle orchestrated the interiors, which feature a mix of new and vintage pieces and unexpected dashes of color and texture.

Photography by Art Grey.

Above: The original Wurster entrance features 12-inch-thick adobe walls.

Above: Moller added an organic note to the interior with cedar paneling.

Above: A Gio Ponti lighting piece hangs over the fireplace; the wing chair is a Danish design from the 1940s.

Above: The furniture is a mix of custom and vintage.

Above: A French painted wood sculptural piece hangs from a steel rail.

Above: The collection of ceramics on the fireplace mantle reflects the color palette chosen for the interiors.

Above: The custom lighting fixture and the dining table were both designed by De Lisle; the dining chairs are by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.

Above: The kitchen underwent a complete renovation; the Heath tiles were recreated from an original pattern found in Edith Heath's own studio in Sausalito.

Above: De Lisle used vintage lighting throughout the interiors.

Above: In the master bedroom, an Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec chair and ottoman anchor the room.

Above: The custom sink cabinetry features colorblock drawers.