Classic and Cool


Mark Stocker Design enhances the original character of a classic Craftsman in San Diego

Original to the home, hand-carved Mahogany walls make a statement in the entry. Photos by Douglas Friedman.

“The formally-trained and experienced design team takes a broad-range approach to incorporate individual client tastes and unique personalities to deliver striking design solutions—spaces that are functional, livable and youthfully refined. Design concepts are coordinated with careful attention to bring unity to spaces by skillful implementation of color, scale, proportion and texture,” says interior designer Mark Stocker on how is firm asses each project to produce the best design solutions for each client.

In the kitchen, the countertops are Tutto Marmo Quartzite slab appliances, the plumbing fixtures were found at Pirch and the vases are by Patrizia Italiano. Photos by Douglas Friedman.
The dining room features a pair of chandeliers from Visual Comfort and a custom rug from M. Austin.
Photos by Douglas Friedman.

When hired to update a 10,000-square-foot Craftsman home in San Diego, they applied their approach to enhance the functionality and style while honoring the original architectural intention. “The clients trust our design strategies and methods of producing functional living spaces,” Stocker notes about the repertoire he and his existing clients have developed while working together on multiple projects.

The living room boasts a pair of sofas by Nathan Anthony, a custom coffee table and carpet from M. Austin. Photos by Douglas Friedman.

The clients loved the existing Craftsman details but needed new interiors to reflect their modern living. “They wanted us to keep the look and bones of the home and freshen up the interior to match the aesthetic,” he says.

In the family room the sofa is by Nathan Anthony, the coffee table is by Robert James. Photos by Douglas Friedman.

Throughout, each room is clad in the original wood and stone including a detailed mural inside the entry. “The mahogany hand-carved walls are very intricate when coming into the home,” Stocker notes. “It helps bring out the textures and colors within the space as well as highlight the wood beams throughout the home.”

The primary bedroom features a bed from Robert James, a bench by Vanguard, custom nightstands and lamps by Currey & Company. Photos by Douglas Friedman.
The Alma soaking tub Hydro Systems in the primary bathroom are complimented by plumbing from Phylrich.
Photos by Douglas Friedman.

Now, the interiors and exteriors are preserved in time while featuring fresh, modern finishes and furniture that will usher the iconic home into the future. Stocker recalls the clients reaction during the big reveal, “They were really excited to finally have a finished home in which all of the spaces align with one another.”

The original pool is covered in Flagstone. Photos by Douglas Friedman.