A short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, the small bohemian city of Sausalito is famous for its exquisite ocean views, artist residents, and rows of houseboats, whose famous inhabitants have included singer Otis Redding and poet Shel Silverstein. For an international couple from England and Australia, the move to the area meant transforming a dark, cramped home into a space that channels the artistic spirit of Sausalito, while giving it a modern twist.
The family enlisted Feldman Architecture to help with the overhaul. Architect Lindsey Theobald explains that the biggest challenge throughout the project was creating a space for the client's extensive music and book collection. "The bookshelves along the walls maximize storage but also use a fun patterned geometry to keep it interesting," Theobald said. "We kept everything white to accommodate the mixture of colors coming from the books and memorabilia." The other priority was bringing in more light to help highlight the family's style and emphasize the absolutely jaw-dropping ocean views.