Landscape designer Kate Michels. Bench by Terra Teak, Mill Valley
Today we will continue our tour of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase on 2830 Pacific Avenue. A Georgian-style mansion was built in 1910, shortly after the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.
Immediately outside the kitchen, the chef has access to a lovely enclosed herb garden on the breakfast terrace designed by Kate Michels Landscape Design
Imagine eating an omelet seasoned with fresh herbs from this attractive kitchen garden
Care for a side salad of baby lettuce and edible flowers harvested right here?
Cement container by Studio Replica
The wooden paneled gate leads into the formal rose garden designed for relaxation or entertaining. In the opening photo, Kate Michels is seated on a classic bench, a reproduction of the bench designed in 1902 by renowned English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Michels chose beautiful and practical, low-maintenance plants. The white iceberg roses, so well suited for this climate, will bloom profusely throughout the summer. This boxwood grows naturally in a round form; no trimming required.
Buxus semperviren 'Globe'
Orlando Diaz-Azcuy designed this gorgeous patio furniture for McGuire.
McGuire Portico Teak by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy. Photo by Kate Michels.
Diaz-Azcuy also designed the dining room, just inside the French doors.
This arrangement of white roses ties the dining room and living room together perfectly.
The living room , designed by Myra Hoefer, is meant to be “meditative and inward …for a quiet cocktail after a hurried city day…”
“…containing a few modern elements of surprise…”
Down the hallway, The Classic Powder Room Revisited by Marsh & Clark Design combines classic and modern details in a beautiful shade of blue…
…with a mosaic tile floor hand-cut and set by Pippa Murray Mosaic…
…and rich Venetian plastering treatment on the walls by Olea Plastering
This completes the tour of the entry level. Get ready to climb the stairs to the second level next time.