For his son's Boulder, Colorado, bedroom, architect Rob Pyatt chose low- to no-formaldehyde plywood, non-toxic adhesives, and zero-VOC paint, and staunchly avoided materials that are known to off-gas or contain toxic compounds, including carpeting on which the kids would inevitably roll around and kick up particulates. Read the whole story here.
Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, this 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Stepped back from the street and resting genteelly at the top of a large hill, the house keeps a watchful eye on its neighbors and the city that surrounds it. In the boys’ shared room, Jasper finds plenty of space to scatter toys. An original chandelier provides a reminder of the house’s past while muted orange walls plant it firmly in the present.
In 2002, London–based designers Kim Colin and Sam Hecht added a loft extension to their home, a crumbling 1924 garage. The new space provides accommodation for the couple's sons, Josh and Noah. The child-size Bertoia chair (just barely in the foreground) came from Colin’s childhood home in Los Angeles. Read the whole story here.