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Residences by Richard Beard, FAIA


Richard Beard Architects operates as a small, client-focused team of residential architects and designers. Every project is approached individually and without preconceptions of style or solution. Through an interactive design process, each home is tailored to both the client and site, beginning with a careful consideration of the client’s program and site evaluation. Richard’s work has been cited for its successful integration with that of the most talented interior designers and landscape architects. All these projects—and more—were executed while Richard was a principal at BAR Architects.


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Pacific Avenue

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Dolores Heights

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Cumberland

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Barbary Coast

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Buena Vista

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Woodside

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Soda Canyon

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Atherton 2

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Burwell

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Rancho Mineiro

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Preserve 1

San Franc isco

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Napa Val l e y

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San Franc isco

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At herton

Santa Luc ia Pr e serv e

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e begin the highly personal design process for someone’s home based on the simple belief

that listening, looking, learning and observing are

the best ways to craft a great design. From our clients’ desires,

histories, and aspirations, from the land and setting, and from our own knowledge of building arts we construct enduring designs that embrace the gentle art of living.

The homes in this book owe a clear debt of gratitude to our clients, without whose projects there would be no book. They challenged us to achieve the things we have. And we are fortunate to have

worked with many talented landscape and interior designers, as

well as contractors, who helped insure that the work is more than just the sum of its constituent parts.


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From the Press

“...designing a house around a seductive panorama is more complicated than it seems.... The Stulls, who wanted warmth and a human scale, asked Richard Beard...” C ar ol M i t h e r s “Point of View” Architectural Digest 2011

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“The luxury is in the setting, “The best design is the kind in the controlled and that makes you look twice. intentional simplicity of How else would you see all the architecture, and in the small, careful decisions the way the design embraces that went into what looks and enhances the views like a single, authoritative and open air.” one? Take this San Francisco house, which was Dian e Dor rans Saeks designed by Michael Booth “Country Viewpoint” and Richard Beard....” California Country Style 2006

Pi l ar Vi l adas “A San Francisco Treat” Domesticities: At Home with The New York Times Magazine 2005


“‘I want the equivalent of a Calvin Klein dress,’ said Bieke Burwell to San Francisco-based architect Richard Beard when he asked her what kind of house she wanted to live in. Beard responded by creating an uncomplicated yet sophisticated indoor/ outdoor design.” L aura M auk “Outside Chances” Western Interiors & Design 2007

“An architect and a designer create a town house that is a serene oasis filled with natural light and a subtle range of warm tones.” Re e d Wr ig ht “San Francisco Chic” Western Interiors & Design 2009

“Beard was able to find a cohesion within the context—houses set well back from the street, lush landscaping in front yards and modest heights—and apply it to the understated four-story building he created on their steeply downsloping lot... the new building fits right in” Zahi d Sar dar “Instant Replay” San Francisco Chronicle Magazine 2008

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Project Credits Pacific Avenue – San Francisco, CA Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Interior Designer: Wiseman Group Contractor: Downey Construction Dolores Heights – San Francisco, CA Landscape Architect: Suzman Design Associates Interior Design: Ed Hardy Architect of Record: Veverka Architects Cumberland – San Francisco, CA Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Interior Designer: Michael Booth, BAMO Contractor: Tim Yarish Barbary Coast – San Francisco, CA Interior Designer: Martin Young Design Contractor: Scott and Warner Builders Buena Vista – San Francisco, CA Interior Designer: Sally Ward Interiors Contractor: Ryan Associates Woodside – Woodside, CA Contractor: Tincher Construction Soda Canyon – Napa Valley, CA Landscape Architect: Blasen Landscape Architecture Interior Designer: Wiseman Group Contractor: Ryan Associates Atherton 2 – Atherton, CA Landscape Architect: Blasen Landscape Architecture Interior Designer: Barbara Scavullo Design Contractor: Tincher Construction Burwell – Sonoma County, CA Landscape Architect: Gardens, James David Interior Designer: BAMO Contractor: Jim Murphy & Associates

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Rancho Mineiro – Sonoma County, CA Interior Designer: Marcelo deFrietas Contractor: Jim Murphy & Associates Preserve 1 – Santa Lucia Preserve, CA Landscape Architect: Lutsko Associates Interior Designer: BAMO Contractor: Hunt Brothers Richard Beard Architects would like to thank Matthew Millman for his photography of the following projects: Pacific Avenue, Dolores Heights, Cumberland, Soda Canyon, Burwell, Rancho Mineiro and Preserve 1. Photos of Barbary Coast, Buena Vista, Woodside and Atherton 2 are courtesy of Doug Dun/ BAR Architects. All these projects—and more—were executed while Richard was a principal at BAR Architects.


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“Why don’t we try staying home.” —Cole Porter, 1975

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“My early experiences with [Richard] were in the area of design, where he excelled with his strong talent and his gentle determination and persuasion. These characteristics matured over a thirty-year period and have proved invaluable to his contributions...� William T. Cannady, FAIA Professor of Architecture, Rice University

Richard Beard, FAIA, has over 30 years of experience designing a variety of private residences, multifamily, hospitality, commercial and historic renovation projects. Richard is an accomplished designer of work for clients as diverse as Mumm Napa Valley, Polo Ralph Lauren, Half Century More Tokyo, the National Park Service and Agassi-Graff, LLC.

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