Francisco wants to see a return to the ideals of modern design’s golden age — simple, functional, accessible to all. This midcentury spirit lies within the home’s frame and extends its reach to the interior with resourceful finishes and handmade decor.
Practicing what he preaches, Francisco was able to apply these principles to his own home. By focusing on dramatic elements — open spaces, high ceilings, natural light — and omitting expensive designer details — such as high-end italian appliances and exotic woods — he was able to keep the budget intact. The space definietly delivers on the drama as large sliding glass doors frame a beautiful panoroma created by the creek and large oak trees. Working with a resourceful builder, Richard White of Abode Modern Homes, also helped save costs, as they were able to reuse extra wood from the living room insets to create kitchen counters, backsplashes, and staircase steps. Large pieces of polycarbonate, typically found in greenhouses, are also used in the stairway as an affordable solution to windows.
Hand-made decor solutions include repurposing an old wooden drafting table into a headboard in the bedroom, and crafting dozens of cement pigs himself out of a mold he picked up at a flea market. These crafted touches,not to mention the tree stump tables and coffee bean bag ottoman, blended with classical elements like the Eames daybed, give the space a balance and personality…
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