San FranciSco minimaliSm A PeninsulA home gets A modern, indoor-outdoor mAkeover. By Sarah Virginia White Photography by Christopher Stark the new The stylish gray facade and cedar detailing of this three-bedroom Ladera home give it immediate curb appeal, but, as they say, the best is yet to come. Inside, a deliberately minimalist interior showcases the home’s main attraction—unobstructed views of a tree-filled canyon located just behind the house. “The setting is incredible,” says architect Mark Brand of the S.F.-based firm Mark Brand Architecture, who spearheaded the home’s recent renovation. “Here, it’s all about maximizing the flow to the outdoors.” The property wasn’t always a showstopper, says Brand. Built in a 1980s interpretation of modernist architecture, the home featured curving walls, an impractical glass-ceilinged sunroom and redwood siding that had since deteriorated. The dated style didn’t gel with the homeowners, a tech investor and entrepreneur CONTEMPORARY SPIN From left: In the otherwise muted living room, concentrated pops of color appear in the upholstery and artwork, and can be easily moved around to suit the homeowners’ moods, says designer Vernon Applegate; architect Mark Brand transformed the formerly small, enclosed kitchen into a showpiece fit for entertaining.