A Garage Converted Modern Playroom

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February 4, 2009

It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural respect.

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  Architect Cary Bernstein transformed a dated garage into a modern playroom for clients in San Francisco.  Photo by: David Duncan Livingston
    Architect Cary Bernstein transformed a dated garage into a modern playroom for clients in San Francisco.

    Photo by: David Duncan Livingston

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  The view from the kitchen looks across the courtyard into the playroom. The Stones stools are by Maya Lin for Knoll; the kid-friendly Teflon-coated Cybele fabric curtain is by Jack Lenor Larsen.  Photo by: David Duncan Livingston
    The view from the kitchen looks across the courtyard into the playroom. The Stones stools are by Maya Lin for Knoll; the kid-friendly Teflon-coated Cybele fabric curtain is by Jack Lenor Larsen.

    Photo by: David Duncan Livingston

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  The sheltered stairway, bordered on one side by glass and on the other by ipe planks, creates a gentle descent from the garage to the garden.  Photo by: David Duncan Livingston
    The sheltered stairway, bordered on one side by glass and on the other by ipe planks, creates a gentle descent from the garage to the garden.

    Photo by: David Duncan Livingston

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  Writing on the walls is encouraged by the magnetic slate chalkboard from Claridge Products. The Phoenix table by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso does double duty as a play table or a coffee table, depending upon who’s in residence. The Tulips felt rug is from Peace Industry, and was made in a fair-trade workshop in Iran. The casework is constructed of anigre wood.  Photo by: David Duncan Livingston
    Writing on the walls is encouraged by the magnetic slate chalkboard from Claridge Products. The Phoenix table by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso does double duty as a play table or a coffee table, depending upon who’s in residence. The Tulips felt rug is from Peace Industry, and was made in a fair-trade workshop in Iran. The casework is constructed of anigre wood.

    Photo by: David Duncan Livingston

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