Whimsy and a play on scale are the hallmarks of this writer’s roost, which is home to a pair of best-selling authors and their young son. Modest in size but big on character, it’s designed with large areas for dining and talking – priorities for the fun family that loves to entertain. Whimsical details and unconventional furnishings echo the San Francisco couple’s irreverent sense of humor. Reflecting their passion for the arts, books and music are the focal points of the living and dining rooms, with plenty of storage for their favorite collections, as well as an oft-used piano.

Architect: OXB Studio, Mill Valley, CA
Photographer: Aaron Leitz, Seattle, WA