In the April issue of Architectural Digest, the magazine takes us into home of exuberant decorator and event designer Ken Fulk in Clarendon Heights, San Francisco. Fondly named “the treehouse,” the rustic hilltop residence, which was designed by prominent Bay Area modernist architect Warren Callister, is lushly landscaped and has expansive city views from a 27-foot-tall-window in the living room. The designer recalls his initial walk-through like a fairytale: “San Francisco looked like Oz down below,” he says, “I thought, I am supposed to buy this house.”
After buying the property, the designer began a sensitive restoration of the property, replacing linoleum floors with redwood and installing a large concrete island and refurbished wood-burning stove. Filled with treasures like a studded brass chest from India and vintage shoe-display cabinets from London, the architectural gem is accented with quirky one-of-a-kind pieces, yet extremely well-edited. Want to see more? Head over to Architectural Digest to read the whole story and see the full slidewshow.
Photographs: Douglas Friedman