Open House Obsession: Bee Renovated And Sean Gaston Work Their Magic On This Mid-century Gem In Kensington $1.9M


Where: 50 Marguerita Road, Kensington
When: Sunday, July 19 from 2:00pm-4:30pm
Asking: $1,885,000
What: High up in the hills and looking out to the North Bay, this 5-bed, 4.5-bath Mid-century house has undergone a sensitive but complete makeover by serial renovator/interior designer Sean Gaston and Bee Renovated. Owned by the same family since it was built in 1953, many of the orginal details survived intact, now impeccably buffed up for new owners and completely ready to move into.

Composed of brick, redwood and stone, the house has an especially thoughtful connection to the outdoors. Gated at the street, the entrance unfolds through a sheltered patio.

The double-door entry hall leads to a living room with vintage woodwork and wide open views dominated by a stone fireplace wall.

A view deck extends around the west side of the house, accessible from the dining room and master suite.

The kitchen has all the hallmarks of a Sean Gaston design: wood floors, impeccable white cabinets, and overscaled tile from Heath Ceramics. Bonus points for the two sinks, abundant workspace and the retreat-like breakfast area.

Downstairs, more bedrooms plus a family room with a kitchen/bar. A vintage wrought iron railing sets the mood and steps lead down to a romatic Modernist pergola.

More: Head over to the listing for additional images and information. Sean Gaston shuttles between Palm Springs and the East Bay, and he’s a favorite around here. You can visit his website or check out our archival coverage for more examples.