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Full Circle

This little-known San Francisco landmark is a seminal tribute to its maker.

Winds of Change in the Caribbean

Atypical towers and modern butterfly-roof cottages at the new Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa — designed by San Francisco’s SB Architects — buck the nostalgia trend in the Cayman Islands.

Light & Yoga

A midcentury Forest Knolls tract home meets minimalist tranquility.

Gilt Factor

At Eglomisé-Atelier, the work of two Marin painters literally shines.

Design Sparring

When brothers with different styles compete over architectural details, everybody wins.

Beyond the Doors

Architect Charles Debbas and designer Lane McNab transform an architectural oddity in Berkeley into a visual haven.

Rooms for a View

In San Francisco, a hilltop address is nothing without an unlimited vista.

Aloft, in the Sky

Bold coffered ceilings and echoes of traditional boiserie lift a classic but timeworn Russian Hill pied-à-terre.

Downsizing Luxury

The small house syndrome goes upscale with dressed-up Wheelhaus trailers in tony ski resorts such as Mountainside at Northstar and a new concierge moving/storage company called Trove.

Rock Steady

A Rock-and-Roll-inflected collaboration brings color and texture to the sumptuous interior of this otherwise unassuming San Rafael craftsman.

Prophet of Plaster

A Bay Area craftsman’s low-relief impasto techniques elevate gypsum, clay, slaked lime and marble aggregate to the level of art.

The Ultimate Guest Experience

When Airbnb executives wanted someone to provide a better and more consistent experience for users of the service, they naturally turned to Chip Conley.