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A Garage Converted Modern Playroom

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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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