Spectacular Oakville Views With Architecture By Aidlin Darling, $7.5M

Set on twenty-one acres of oak-studded meadow in the hills above Oakville, this luxurious aerie in concrete and stone has enviable open views of the Napa Valley. Designed by the San Francisco architecture firm Aidlin Darling, the 5-bed, 4-bath home is tucked adroitly into the slope and set against an…

2010 CH+D Award for Sustainable Architecture: Joshua Aidlin and David Darling

San Francisco’s gritty SoMa neighborhood is a likely backdrop for redemption stories of all sorts, but this one, about an abandoned turn-of-the-century industrial factory turned model of sustainability (culminating with an impressive LEED Gold certification), is particularly inspiring. The renovated multiuse structure by local architecture firm Aidlin Darling Design, in…

Looking Back: Three Favorite Listings from 2020

In the course of a year, I write dozens of real estate posts for CH+D, and every December, I choose three favorites. This year, one common thread appeared among the houses that resonated most for me. All three were originally designed by influential Mid-Century architects– Ernest Born, Richard Neutra, William…

Living With Architecture In Cow Hollow, $18M

Created by San Francisco's renowned Aidlin Darling Design, 2626 Filbert Street presents an opportunity to live in one of San Francisco’s most extraordinary architectural settings. Set high above Cow Hollow with expansive views north to Marin Country, this is a sophisticated, multilayered composition of elements in exposed concrete, wood and…

Surf Shack Modernism, $8M

Two important names in Bay Area architecture– Ernest Born and Aidlin Darling Design– come together in this oceanfront compound that began with Esther and Ernest Born’s own home in 1949 and continued in Aidlin Darling’s sensitive 2006 renovation, connecting the original structure to a 3-story tower clad in weathered CorTen…

Looking Back: Three Favorite Properties in 2019

Every year, I write dozens of real estate posts for CH+D about beautiful homes culled from many more submitted by agents, publicists and designers. And while the architecture, design quality, staging and photography are all important, eventually the principal criterion comes down to just one thing: In some wildly-prosperous alternative…

Four Things to Do in Wine Country in January

An inside look at the architects’ design process, a must-visit destination for winery art and design, and stylish dining in Napa Valley, all happening in Wine Country in January.Go inside Aidlin Darling’s design process from concept to home tour in SonomaSonoma Valley Museum of Art presents “Site & Senses: The…

SF Agenda: Design and Arts Events in the Bay Area

SF-based design firm Aidlin Darling Design is thoughtful and meticulous when it comes to collaborating with clients, fabricators, consultants, and builders to imagine projects in a detailed, rich, and poetic manner. Called SITE & SENSES: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design, the exhibit at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and…

And the Awards Go To: Facebook, Razorfish and Royal Hawaiian

Great interiors from the winners of Northern California's IIDA Honor Awards  The local design community gathered at Oakland's Fox Theater on March 25 for the annual2010 Honor Awards sponsored by the International Interior Design Association.  Awards went to a juried selection of projects from member firms, designers and students, including the…