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1645 Pacific listed in John King's "San Francisco Urban Design Standouts"

John King, the architecture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, published on December 3rd six urban design standouts, as judged by the San Francisco planning department. Described as "atmospheric in the best possible way, with an elaborate sculpted facade that taps into history but does so with imagination and style," 1645 Pacific was designed by Richard Beard while he was a senior principal at BAR Architects. For more information and photography of this outstanding building, visit:
Richard Beard Mixes Art & Life at 1645 Pacific Avenue


The historic Cole House in Napa Valley is featured in Luxe Interiors + Design

“The former Cole residence is a historic structure in a county that treasures its heritage... but it was so dilapidated and has such an odd interior that at first I thought it might be better to tear it down. Richard proved me wrong. What he created is absolutely stunning. He kept all the wonderful character, but when you walk inside, it’s a completely different world.”
Read more online at Luxe Interiors + Design or View PDF of publication


Dolores Heights and Pacific Avenue Residences both honored at the Inaugural Julia Morgan Awards

Named for nationally renowned Bay Area architect and classicist, Julia Morgan (1872–1957), the awards uphold the enduring excellence, appeal, and importance of the classical traditions in design and honor those who contribute to its advancement.
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Mixing art and life at 1645 Pacific Avenue

1645 Pacific Avenue is designed with an aesthetic and a desire for "artistic" living. The street front, which incorporates an historic structure already on the site, is a lively composition of sculptural elements, bays, traditional windows, and wrought iron.
Read more online at California Home + Design


Dolores Heights Residence featured in Architectural Digest

On a slender hillside lot in San Francisco, celebrated antiques dealer Ed Hardy builds a Spanish-inspired house whose lush terraces and gracious rooms offer respite from urban bustle. For inspiration, Hardy and Richard Beard turned to the 1920s mansions of George Washington Smith.
Read more online at Architectural Digest

Print & Online Media


Cole House
"Victorian Revival"
Luxe Interiors + Design
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Preserve 1 Residence
"A Legacy Preserved"
Western Art & Architecture
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Dolores Heights Residence
"Thinking Thin"
Architectural Digest
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Soda Canyon Residence
"Point of View"
Architectural Digest
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Cumberland Residence
“San Francisco Chic”
Reed Wright
Western Interiors


Cumberland Residence
“Instant Replay”
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine
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Burwell Residence
“Outside Chances”
Western Interiors


“A World Apart”
California Home + Design


Burwell Residence
“Toasting the Harvest”
California Home + Design


“One Room, Garden View”
Elle Décor


“A San Francisco Treat”
The New York Times Magazine
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Books


Inner Spaces
Paul Vincent Wiseman, The Wiseman Group


Dream Homes Northern California
Panache Partners


California Country Style
Diane Dorran Saeks

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Domesticities: At Home with The New York Times
Pilar Viladas


Wine Country Architecture and Interiors
Mary Whitesides


Dream Porches and Sunrooms
Michael Snow


The Place Itself
BAR Architects Monograph
Architecture/Interiors Press