In the entry, designer Mark Egerstrom built a Douglas fir gallery shelf cantilevered off the staircase — it doubles as extra seating for the glass-topped serving and dining table. Iron-framed midcentury chairs are upholstered in 's Clarkston Plaid. Vintage light fixture from . Painting by Brian Grosdidier and Jay Shinn.
The 20-foot-tall living room, as viewed from the home-office loft. A photograph by Robin Layton conceals a flat screen. "I hate TVs above fireplaces," Egerstrom says, "but in a house this size there was no other place for it."
Clad in the same ebonized cedar as the garden walls, the fireplace wall appears to have floated into the glass-walled living room. A Kensington leather sofa by and Rue Royale lounge chair by covered in English Riding Velvet are a plush counterpoint to metal floor lamps, Egerstrom-designed stump tables, Gerrit Rietveld's Zig Zag chair, and Philippe Starck's red plastic La Bohème stool for .
Tucked under a staircase, a combination powder room and guest bath has slatted teak floors in the shower: "I used the most minimal fixtures, including a WaterTile recessed into the ceiling."
The wood floors of the kitchen extend out to a coordinated deck through glass shower doors, creating the illusion of a much bigger space. The walnut cabinetry was designed by Egerstrom: "It's my take on old farmhouse kitchens, updated to the 21st century." It was fabricated by Gary Ferguson of with Glacier White Corian counters and custom inset handles.
Cabinets flanking a kitchen doorway house pantry items on the right and a refrigerator on the left.
Open shelving and a pass-through window open sight lines in the kitchen: "The trick is not to put too many things on them."
Baby's Tears ground cover, native to Sardinia, gives the tiny deck area just off the kitchen a plushly carpeted look. Egerstrom fabricated the fountain — based on old trough fountains he saw in Tuscany — from a metal planter.
Haute camp: Pop Art and woodsy linens in son Max's bedroom.
In the master bedroom, the bed is recessed in a 24-inch niche lined with 's Woods reflective foil wallpaper: "It opens up the space both physically and visually," Egerstrom says. "It's surprising how big a difference two feet can make in a small space."
In the master bath, a wall-mounted toilet is concealed by a skirted sink, "an homage to my Swedish grandmother's Minnesota farmhouse, where all the lower cabinets had curtains," Egerstrom says. The shower opens to a private outdoor deck.
Egerstrom's loft office serves as a mezzanine leading to the roof deck.
On the roof deck, a curvy Verner Panton lounger contrasts with Wood-Slat armchairs and Lightbox tables.
A tiny lot meant that Egerstrom had to make vertical additions to his 600-square-foot cottage. "It's a tall, narrow box," he says.