16th Century Meets Modern Colors and Lifestyles

This $7 million home represents the ground-up architectural development we're often privileged to do.

Interior design is most often thought of as the finishing touches of a home once construction is complete, or refreshing the interior of an existing home. The majority of what we work on at Lynnette Reid Interior Design is in the architectural design, development and construction phases, as this property shows. It isn’t until the closing stage that we furnish and decorate – though those details are coordinated and planned for before construction even begins.

This project is a 5,000 square-foot house that has been under construction for the last two years. Ground-up projects like this usually take two to three years to complete. The client is young and has three children, and all are great outdoor enthusiasts. They love Italy and South America and the casual, welcoming culture of these parts of the world. These influences allowed me to use some timeless, classic details from the past, but with fresh, light textures – no heavy wood stains.

This project is a 5,000 square-foot house that has been under construction for the last two years. Ground-up projects like this usually take two to three years to complete. The client is young and has three children, and all are great outdoor enthusiasts. They love Italy and South America and the casual, welcoming culture of these parts of the world. These influences allowed me to use some timeless, classic details from the past, but with fresh, light textures – no heavy wood stains.

One of the highlights of this home is the original hand-cut limestone mantle from the 16th century, shown under construction here. These stones were brought in from France at great cost, but the expense is well worthwhile. Natural touches like this are much more beautiful when old and original like this – you can’t really copy the natural aging of almost five hundred years.

When mixing a few truly original architectural pieces like the fireplace mantle, it elevates the room to a much more refined level. The beams throughout the home are still being installed and fabrication of cabinetry and such are ongoing, and all share a striking rustic feel with welcoming colors and textures. We are using very light, straight-grain oak to give texture and a rustic feel that will work beautifully with the stone floors, when installed.

When mixing a few truly original architectural pieces like the fireplace mantle, it elevates the room to a much more refined level. The beams throughout the home are still being installed and fabrication of cabinetry and such are ongoing, and all share a striking rustic feel with welcoming colors and textures. We are using very light, straight-grain oak to give texture and a rustic feel that will work beautifully with the stone floors, when installed.

This stunning project is a great example of the day-in-the-life of what we do. We are constantly out at job sites working with contractors and sub-contractors to develop very detailed and unique architectural components. Sometimes the home is designed to have a very old and rustic feel, while others are clean, sleek and modern.

Lynnette Reid Interior Design

207 Harvard Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA
94019

650 728 7002

lynnette@lrinteriordesign.com