Growing up in a farming village in Massachusetts, interior designer Charles de Lisle kept himself busy by creating housewares from all sorts of materials found in his father's lumber yard. Now, years later, his gorgeous home in Mill Valley, California—15 miles north of San Francisco—is the new playground for those material explorations and maker tendencies. As de Lisle tells AD España, which recently spotlighted the home, his decor is "casual" and the home adopts no particular style. It is, however, filled with design-y treasures, including a Tulip table by Eero Saarinen, a Hans J. Wegner rocking chair, antique Hitchcock chairs, Moroccan carpets, and furnishings designed by de Lisle himself, including the living room sofa and the chandelier in the dining area.
Designed by architect Don Emmons and built in 1948, the roughly 1,000-square-foot home is a simple structure of brick, glass, and wood. The airy interior is split over two levels, as a ship's ladder connects an open living and dining area downstairs with the two bedrooms upstairs. There are fun alcoves on both floors: Check out the jazzy reading nook on the lower level and the very compact working space on the upper level. And then there are the huge windows that overlook a garden, steep hills of redwood trees, and ultimately, the bay. AD España has the full gallery.
· La Casa de Charles de Lisle [AD España]
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