A Look Inside The 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Thanks so much for the pub Alex!

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If you’re like most people who either didn’t get an invite, or don’t have the time to go check out the 2015 Decorator Showcase Home located at 3630 Jackson, don’t fret. One of my favorite photographers, Rob Jordan, has been kind enough to share some amazing interior photos with me, so I can share with you. Enjoy…and share with your friends.

To see more great photos, visit (and like) Rob’s Facebook Page. If you’d like to use these photos in any media or blogging, please contact him and don’t poach.

Pretty amazing place, eh? Speaking of amazing places, Kirk Hammet’s former residence (Yes, Metallica guitarist), 2505 Divisadero on the peak of Pacific Heights, is back on (but off) the market asking $12,500,000 and I’d be happy to get you in for a look.

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534 Spindrift Way, Half Moon Bay, CA

Exterior Photo of 534 Spindrift Way, Half Moon Bay, CA - by Rob J Photos

Exterior Photo of 534 Spindrift Way, Half Moon Bay, CA - by Rob J Photos

Half Moon Bay is a great town to visit and I’m always happy when my work leads me there. The drive down Highway 1 from San Francisco includes beautiful views of the Pacific and waves crashing upon the beach.

Just steps to beach & coastal trails, this beautifully remodeled home sits on a large 6,500 sq. ft. corner lot and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This single family home has a wonderful open floor plan with great natural light. Brand new eat-in kitchen, new cabinets and quartz countertops making it ideal for any cook. The home also features a beautiful backyard, perfect for entertaining.

Photographer: Robert Jordan, Rob J Photos
Real Estate Agent: David Kleinschmidt, Zephyr Real Estate
Staging by: Cindy Lin, Staged4More
Remodeled by: Justin Sullivan Skuce, J Sullivan Construction

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449 Wellesley Ave., Mill Valley, CA

Exterior photo of 449 Wellesley Ave. Mill Valley, CA - by Rob J Photos

449 Wellesley Ave., Mill Valley, CA - Rob J Photos

Another nice listing I photographed for Joshua Deitch of Coldwell Banker Real Estate. This contemporary updated 4 bedroom 3 bath home sits on a large level lot with seamless indoor-outdoor living ideal for family fun and entertaining. Terrific single story floor plan which includes a spacious kitchen equipped with Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, formal living room/dining, family room, office, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and newly built detached bedroom suite.

Photographer: Robert Jordan, Rob J Photos
Real Estate Agent: Joshua Deitch, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Staging by: Margot

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18 Osborne Ct, Oakland, CA

Aerial photo of 18 Osborne Ct., Oakland, CA - by Rob J Photos


18 Osborne Ct., Oakland, CA - Rob J Photos

I photographed this property for Rick Richetta of Alain Pinel Real Estate. This project includes daytime interior and exterior shots, twilight photos and aerial photos.

Photographer: Robert Jordan, Rob J Photos
Real Estate Agent: Rick Richetta, Alain Pinel Real Estate
Staging by: Seed Interiors,  Mario Guariso
Video and Virtual Tour: Spark Solutions

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18 Osborne Ct. has an interesting architectural history which Rick has provided below:

“When prominent landowner Alroy Tuttle (Oakland 1889) was ready to build a home for his beloved daughter Oraville in 1941, he found the perfect spot on a cul-de-sac in Piedmont Pines. He wanted a comfortable level entry, a large frontage with private entrance on the magnificent Joaquin Miller Park and expansive views of the San Francisco Bay. He got all that and more! Designed and built by the famed architectural firm of Miller-Warnecke in the newly-emerging contextual style – which blends architectural structures seamlessly within their settings and landscapes – the effect is stunning at every turn. Oraville created the incredible landscaping, and lived in the home into her 90s.

A lush and lovingly designed garden leads to a brick entrance. Once inside, the spectacular bay view, beautifully set off by open space and forest, is framed in a giant picture window. A fantastic viewing deck has sophisticated detailing of copper and redwood railings. The living room gracefully connects to the dining room, kitchen, an extra space for relaxing and a full bathroom. The kitchen has custom glass tiles, skylights and a big, 6-burner gas stove. Views and light infuse the space with calm.

Off the entry are two lovely bedrooms and a full bath, one bedroom with a bay window with built-in cabinets, the other with a lovely view of the city beyond. On the lower level is a family room with level-out access to the yard, a deluxe guest bedroom with en suite bath and lots of storage space.

When updating in 2011, the owners sought the celebrated architect William McHenry to bring yet more beauty and luxury with the addition of a master wing. Sited to maximize the views while retaining privacy, it is a serene space with high ceilings, warm 100-year-old reclaimed wood floors and a cantilevered deck. Oversized windows seem to bring the outdoors inside. The giant walk-in closet and lovely bathroom built-ins were also from reclaimed wood, custom-milled from a Black Acacia tree fallen in the Berkeley Hills. It features its own tankless water heater, high-efficiency heater and Hansgrohe fixtures. This is a space of quiet luxury, and tasteful indulgence.

The fantastic garden is yet another delight: wisteria, ferns, bamboo, iris, azaleas, magnolias, and a magnificent camellia grove surround the house. A shaded deck faces the lawn, and slate steps lead to a picnic area, in front of a bonus room underneath the master suite, an ideal space for a music room, home theater, a game room or art studio. A detached home office/workshop sits nearby. Uniquely, this yard has its own access gate to 500 acres of parkland. The trails of Joaquin Miller Park are just steps from the house, affording amazing opportunities for hiking and biking.

The entire house is bathed in light from its southern sun exposure and affords both privacy and the ability for great indoor/outdoor entertaining. High-end finishes, abundant views, mid-century design and Craftsman-like detailing can be added to the long list of fabulous features this exceptional home offers. Easily intimate, yet equally perfect for the largest of gatherings, and has something for everyone to enjoy – a rare find, indeed.”

Property site and video tour at www.18osbornect.com.

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