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Modern Farmhouse

San Mateo Park


Melinamade - Residential Design + Interiors


The Green Fashion Florist


Benard Andre Photography

This beautifully remodeled home was taken down to the studs to free itself from its 1970’s architecture and the result is a playful, Modern Farmhouse. The owner, who is an interior designer, saw the potential in this amazing piece of property and created a home with a unique sensibility and style.


The porch sits under an A-frame entrance and welcomes visitors with an outdoor sofa and iconic egg-shaped swing chair. Inside the raised-paneled front door is a distinctive entryway floor of hexagonal honeycomb honed Carrara marble tile that blends into wood planks like an optical illusion. Antiqued bronze “Dauphine” wall sconces by Jonathan Browning flank the round mirror on the right.


The living room is a large open space with a high ceiling that features two groupings of “AIM” modern industrial varnished aluminum pendant lamps by Flos. There are many places to gather in this room, including an oversized Roche Bobois sofa, a Jonathan Adler velvet swivel chair and a comfy nook in the corner with built-in seating and storage, a small mid-century table and chairs in front of a black accent wall, setting it off from the rest of the room. Making clever use of space, the homeowner tucked in a home office, concealed by double doors.


The powder room is a delightful surprise when its colorful glass mosaic “Hip Herringbone” floor-to-ceiling tile by Artistic Tile meets a complimentary blue tile floor at the grout line. The wall-mounted sink has a brushed gold faucet and is topped with a recessed wood frame mirror.


The contemporary kitchen is open and airy - perfect for entertaining! A large central island is wrapped waterfall style in Calacatta Michelangelo marble. The island cabinets, as well as some of the perimeter cabinets, have a high-gloss lacquer finish using Farrow & Ball’s peacock blue paint called “Vardo”, which takes its name from the colorful horse-drawn British Romani wagons. Additional cabinets are glazed American Walnut and glossed white. The hardware and faucets are brushed gold, echoing the gold interior of the Forchini twin pendant lamps.


The appliances include a six-burner Wolf range with convection and microwave and a cabinet-clad Sub-Zero refrigerator with over-sized brushed gold pulls. The backsplash is a white “Swiss Cross” tile by Ann Sacks. 


The dining room chandelier, created from three copper rings at various angles and heights, hangs above the walnut dining table complimented by Herman Miller Eames chairs with walnut legs. A Robert Kelly art piece hangs opposite the table, off-set by Restoration Hardware wall sconces. The built-in hutch has Phillip Jeffries “Knock on Wood” wallpaper behind the shelves and houses two Vinotemp wine cabinets.


The entire rear of the first floor lets in abundant light and faces a spacious back yard with a beautiful rectangular swimming pool, fenced in tennis court and built-in firepit. Whimsical S-shaped molded plastic Panton chairs surround the dining table and comfy padded chaise-lounges can be arranged around the pool. To add to the entertaining space is an outdoor barbeque kitchen/countertop that runs along the exterior perimeter of the kitchen/dining room.


Melinamade - Residential Design + Interiors

Landscape Design

GardenScapes Landscape Design


J. P Lindstrom Inc.


Integrated Resource Group (IRG)

Interior Design

Lisa Rubenstein

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