Party of Six


Staprans Design and BCV Architecture + Interiors create a comfortably cool home in San Francisco for a couple and their four kids

Style starts in the mudroom with the placement of a Metal Basket lamp by Cisco home. Photography by Brad Knipstein.

Let’s face it, when you are a family of six and live in San Francisco, you need a home that maximizes space and efficiency. Staprans Design and BCV Architecture + Interiors reveled in the opportunity to redesign this city residence for an active couple with four children that suited their daily routines without compromising style.

The fireplace covered in Atlantic Lavastone, a honed quartzite from Fox Marble, is flanked by custom walnut built-ins made by Deegan Woodworks. Photography by Brad Knipstein.

Conceived by BCV’s Hans Baldauf, a dynamic staircase located in the core of the house, connects the four floors through its use of oak paneling and cascading hand-blown Metro Lighting pendants. 

Custom Rift-cut White Oak panels and the Mia pendant from Arteriors add texture in the dining room. Photography by Brad Knipstein.

Staprans and the BCV team worked with Christopher Gate Construction to expand the home’s footprint with the addition of a 4th floor to not only increase space but to bring in more natural light.

A vibrant La Canche Range Citeaux Moderne Range sets the tone in the kitchen. Photography by Brad Knipstein.
Staprans reupholstered the clients’ existing bed in
Lola 6095/01 Atlantis by Pollack. Photography by Brad Knipstein.

The design challenge was not just in adding space, but to ensure each area was comfortable and equipped for their hobbies which include cooking, music, study and play. Additionally Staprans was tasked with creating a more contemporary design that would integrate with their existing collection of French antiques.

Capricco Arabesco Pattern by Ann Sacks creates a grand accent on the master bathroom shower and tub walls. Photography by Brad Knipstein.