Interior designer and all around creative person Claire Bigbie has put her Noe Valley designer pad on the market. In 2005, Bigibe and her partner Jay purchased the tattered Victorian for a cool $1,368,000. Bigbie tapped Bay Area starchitect group envelope a+d (responsible for the design of your favorite restaurants like Contigo and Delfina) to remodel the house, and the result is what you see in the above gallery. A bathroom meant to feel like a swimming pool, the lower flat converted into a casual workspace; you can read more about the home in a NYTimes article about the abode. The 3-bed, 2-bath, 2,144 sq. ft. single-family home is asking $2,250,000. From the listing we learn that "the architect conceived of the home as two distinct worlds sculptured to fit two uses: an eclectic upstairs flat for living and a matter-of-fact lower level creative studio that opens up to the garden." The garden, we should mention, was designed by Flora Grubb.
· Clipper Street Residence [envelope a+d]
· When Skaters Grow Up [NYTimes]
· 264 Clipper [Redfin]