Classic Portico

The house’s Georgian Revival style is a nod to the original structure’s design. French doors in the master bedroom open to a small balcony above the entry porch.

Curling Molding

The portico’s columns are appointed in classic dentil and curling volute molding.

Inviting Foyer

Doors at opposite ends of the entrance hall provide views through the house and bring in natural light.

Entry Hall Side Table

The mirror distressed wooden frame, glass lamps, and a simple side table are comforting touches that invite guests into the home’s foyer.

Bright and Open Living Room

Moroccan-style ottomans covered in bright fabrics were found in the West Hollywood design district.

Rustic Touches in the Living Room

Rustic trusses made with salvaged lumber and a whitewashed tongue-and-groove ceiling relax the living room.

Zesty Yellow Dining Room

The lemon yellow wall covering from Phillip Jeffries and a yellow area rug from The Rug Company turn up the energy in the formal dining room, which opens to a front terrace.

Italian Dishware Collection

The oil-rubbed bronze chandelier is from Rose Tarlow, and the draperies are a Rogers & Goffigon linen. A custom-designed built-in breakfront displays Erin Fish’s collection of blue-and-yellow Italian dishware.

Pretty Breakfront

The sky-blue of the china collection is a lovely counterpoint to the dining room’s lemon-yellow palette.

Butler’s Pantry with Stylish Storage

Behind the dining room, built-in cabinets line the wide hall that connects the kitchen and foyer. The runner is from Patterson, Flynn & Martin. The table was discovered at Sonoma Country Antiques, and the lamp is from Therien Studio Workshops. 

Open and Airy Kitchen

Wide passageways allow for smooth family traffic. Connecticut bluestone floors flow from the interiors to the outdoor patios. Radiant heat warms the interior floors.

Cheerful Breakfast Room

Oversized white-lacquered conical light fixtures with brass interiors from Circa add a modern touch. Easy-care all-weather Perennials fabric was used to slipcover the chairs.

Smartly Organized Mudroom

A bench is flanked by sliding barn doors that hide the children’s cubbies on one side and a washer/dryer on the other.

Pool Terrace and Cozy Fireplace

An outdoor fireplace with nearby comfy seating and a dining set allows the family to relax and share meals on the patio next to the pool.

Outdoor Patio with Living-Room Feel

“We keep the design classical and traditional but created an informality by bringing the outscape inside,” says designer Wendy Posard. The one-story living room wing has several sets of French doors to connect the interiors to outdoor living spaces, including the swimming pool, the outdoor fireplace, and a barbecue are. Adults can sit on the patio or in the living room and watch the kids in the pool.

Children’s Portrait

Two of the Fish children, Ainsworth and Lauren, climb on a swing in their yard. “This house is bright, fresh, and light. It’s all about sunshine and whitewash,” says designer Wendy Posard.

Stone Path

A bluestone path wraps around the back side of the living room and toward French doors in the family room.

Restful Bedroom in Blue and Green

Soothing greens, blues, and creams in the bedroom create a peaceful reverie. A tufted settee at the foot of the bed adds a touch of traditional among the patterned fabrics at the bed and chair.

Serene and Light-Filled Bath

Reflecting the bedroom’s ambience, a calming palette of light blue and crisp white lends serenity to the bath. Large mirrors framed in silver reflect the natural light, which freely floods the space. Intricate tile work lends interest to the floor.

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Handsome Updated Home in California

A California home nestled in a grove of redwood trees

Written by Amy Elbert
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Open and Airy Kitchen

Wide passageways allow for smooth family traffic. Connecticut bluestone floors flow from the interiors to the outdoor patios. Radiant heat warms the interior floors.

Cabinetry: custom design by Wendy Posard & Assoc., 415/456-2020, wendyposard.com.
Cabinetry finish (“Cotton Balls” #OC-122): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Cabinetry hardware: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
Countertops: Absolute Black honed granite.
Range (by Wolf): Sub-Zero/Wolf, 800/222-7820, subzero-wolf.com.
Backsplash (“Cottage 1x2-inch Staggered Mosaic Tiles”/Devonshire Cream): Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
Oven hood: custom design by Wendy Posard & Assoc., 415/456-2020, wendyposard.com.
Apron sink in island (“Shaws Original Single Bowl Fireclay Apron Sink” #RC3618); island faucet (“Modern Architectural Side Lever Kitchen Faucet with Sidespray” #LS457L): Rohl, 800/777-9762, rohlhome.com.
Hanging light over island (“Glass Bell Jar Lantern” #F-LN16): Formations, 310/659-3062, formationsusa.com.
Perimeter faucet (#FFPS1300): Franke, 800/626-5771, frankeksd.com.
Rug: Patterson, Flynn & Martin, 212/688-7700, pattersonflynnmartin.com.

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