The Arcadia

Quaintly chic, the Arcadia recasts an outmoded townhouse in Telegraph Hill as a clean, modern home with Old World charm.

The Arcadia
A vintage Kalmar light fixture casts a cumulous sheen on a moony hand-painted wall covering, dripping with the contemporary glamour of a resin-dipped mirror by Elyse Graham.

Location

San Francisco

Year

2017

Area

3482 ft2 / 323 m2

Collaborators

Hughes & Co. Construction General Contractor
M.K. Sadler Photography

Trimmed by elegant French doors, the Arcadia toasts tradition à ta santé, treating an old home to cheerful new spaces simply for enjoyment. Every corner is a thoughtful moment, a soulful vignette, layered delicately with enchanting antiquities, vintage designs, contemporary art, and custom Chroma works.

The Arcadia

Inspired by Richard Misrach’s ethereal photographic studies of color and light, a gossamery color palette—lilacs, pinks, and a cloudscape of neutrals—resounds with sunset views of the Bay and the city’s magnificent bridges, and illumines gorgeous natural woods and Calacatta marble. A holistic transformation, the Arcadia spans time and place—where one both experiences the world and retreats from it.

The Arcadia
Natural woods, clean lines, and neutrals complement Calacatta marble.
The Arcadia
A vintage c. 1970s chrome chandelier glints above a custom Chroma table in walnut, bounded by ​​c. 1960s Niels Otto Moller model no. 77 teak dining chairs. Layered antiquities give the space a whole-souled feel.
The Arcadia
A custom Chroma sculptural staircase is edged by a handcrafted railing produced in collaboration with a local metalworker.
The Arcadia
Iridescent Favrile glass light fixtures add whimsy to Calacatta marble in custom walnut casework and preternaturally elliptic custom mirrors.
The Arcadia
Commode luxuries in amber and turmeric accent the singular enclosure of a Calacatta marble shower and tub.
The Arcadia
The Arcadia
The Arcadia
Antiquities bring an Old World touch to a modern amaranthine hair-on-hide lounge chair.
The Arcadia
An eloquent palette combines diaphanous caprice with dappled woods and surprising intimations of color.