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jeudi 23 avril 2009

A skateboarder's Dream House

Aahh ... The West Coast and Frisco ... Beautiful memories as I spent some of my teenage years there ...

Have a look at this great place, I love it : Jay Shapiro, a skateboarder and musician, and Claire Bigbie, an interior designer, turned a Victorian in San Francisco's Noe Valley into a skater’s dream house. The couple met 10 years ago at a skate park in Rhode Island; they bought their house for $1 million in 2005.


A dressing room has wallpaper by Tom Dixon, a plastic chandelier from Urban Outfitters and a taxidermy deer
named Harry. Ms. Bigbie — who had been collecting furniture since she was 14 — has filled the house with vintage and contemporary pieces.


A bathroom designed to look like a pool, with depth marks and pool coping,
reminds its owners of the skateboarder’s nirvana: an empty pool.


Ms. Bigbie painted the mantel in the bedroom Benjamin Moore’s Pool Party Blue;
the Hella Jongerius vases on it are from Ikea.

Artwork by Ms. Bigbie and Mr. Shapiro’s friends hangs in the kitchen;
the paper on the wall at right is Angles, by Erica Wakerly.


The blue-black exterior paint was custom mixed by the architect, Douglas Burnham, to play down the Victorian embellishments. The ground-floor studio has a rolling garage door that opens to a garden designed by Flora Grubb, with “a Palm Springs desert vibe,” Ms. Bigbie said, and succulents in big pots.

A black laboratory sink Ms. Bigbie found at a salvage yard was fitted with
customized faucets; that red is Million Dollar Red by Benjamin Moore.



Photo: Peter DaSilva

+ Found at The New York Times

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