In 1996, when interior designer Douglas Durkin purchased the home at 3622 22nd St., it was a simple Craftsman cottage. From the outside, it still looks much the same. But on the inside, it's a rich tapestry of antiques, global items, color, and pattern. It's this kind of work that has put Durkin on the AD100 list, Architectural Digest's roster of the top designers in America. After nearly a decade in the house, he is putting the three story, two bedroom, four bathroom Edwardian home on the market. The home's interior isn't the only thing that's changed over the years (and since it comes with plans for expansion, there's a blueprint for new ideas). Its location (close to Dolores Park, the Mission, the Castro, and Noe Valley) has become even more desirable since the last time this home changed hands.
Durkin is known for a style that touches on classicism, modernism, and global influences. That aesthetic point of view is evident throughout the home and its warm-hued color palette. But the interior isn't the only special feature here. The outside of the house is divided into four living areas: A bamboo garden, a lower level viewing garden, a deck off the master bedroom, and a top floor roof deck with panoramic views.
Of course the furniture and artwork isn't listed as part of the sale; but one of the best designers in town is very familiar with the project and (budget permitting) could perhaps be hired to create a similar look.