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Driven by the death of several appliances, a San Francisco family finds that a spanking new kitchen delivers a good dose of domestic harmony along with the excuse to execute a complete home makeover.

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  The Sub-Zero beverage chiller sits in easy proximity to the lounge area adjacent to the kitchen. Risom lounge chairs were rewoven with cat claw–proof leather strapping after the originals were shredded.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    The Sub-Zero beverage chiller sits in easy proximity to the lounge area adjacent to the kitchen. Risom lounge chairs were rewoven with cat claw–proof leather strapping after the originals were shredded. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  A small cafe style dining area off of the kitchen is drenched in light.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    A small cafe style dining area off of the kitchen is drenched in light. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Sasha samples berries at the island while Wes, perched on the counter next to Deborah, clutches the whipped cream—similar in color to the backsplash, made of traditional Moroccan tiles and available through Emory & Cie.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Sasha samples berries at the island while Wes, perched on the counter next to Deborah, clutches the whipped cream—similar in color to the backsplash, made of traditional Moroccan tiles and available through Emory & Cie. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Vintage pendants cast a soft glow over the island, which contains a Bosch dishwasher.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Vintage pendants cast a soft glow over the island, which contains a Bosch dishwasher. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Organization is key: Blum storage systems in the Henrybuilt drawers keep the whisks from ensnaring the spatulas.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Organization is key: Blum storage systems in the Henrybuilt drawers keep the whisks from ensnaring the spatulas. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Michael tends to his capons in a Big Green Egg.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Michael tends to his capons in a Big Green Egg. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Molteni dining chairs are overseen by “someone’s” ancestral portraits.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Molteni dining chairs are overseen by “someone’s” ancestral portraits. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  The living room is a mélange of vintage Moroccana, a Philip Agee coffee table, the Eames rocker in which Michael was nursed as a tike, and a window seat whose fabric is Paul Smith Stripes for Maharam.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    The living room is a mélange of vintage Moroccana, a Philip Agee coffee table, the Eames rocker in which Michael was nursed as a tike, and a window seat whose fabric is Paul Smith Stripes for Maharam. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  The specter of Jeanne Moreau hovers over the playroom, which flows into Sasha’s room.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    The specter of Jeanne Moreau hovers over the playroom, which flows into Sasha’s room. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Flanked by vintage Schiaparelli perfume ads, her Blu Dot Modulicious bed conceals six drawers, obviating the need for a dresser.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Flanked by vintage Schiaparelli perfume ads, her Blu Dot Modulicious bed conceals six drawers, obviating the need for a dresser. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Wes sits at Michael’s boyhood Herman Miller Swag Leg desk, as Sasha peers down from the stairs connecting their rooms, illuminated by a Flos Glo-Ball lamp.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Wes sits at Michael’s boyhood Herman Miller Swag Leg desk, as Sasha peers down from the stairs connecting their rooms, illuminated by a Flos Glo-Ball lamp. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Deborah’s office, which shares a wall with Wes’s new room, is a repository for assorted claptrap.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Deborah’s office, which shares a wall with Wes’s new room, is a repository for assorted claptrap. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  The bedroom flows into the new ipe deck, which houses a poplar table by Mike and Maaike and Drake chairs by One & Co, from Council Design.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    The bedroom flows into the new ipe deck, which houses a poplar table by Mike and Maaike and Drake chairs by One & Co, from Council Design. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Bookcases abound in the master bedroom, which has a vintage Moroccan rug from John Derian and a painting by Ward Schumaker. The bench and bedside table are by Philip Agee.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    Bookcases abound in the master bedroom, which has a vintage Moroccan rug from John Derian and a painting by Ward Schumaker. The bench and bedside table are by Philip Agee. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

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