The 1910 farmhouse in the coastal town of Moss Beach, California, has neat white trim and early 20th-century gingerbread details.
It's filled with cherished old furniture downstairs, kid-focused decor upstairs, and generous amounts of vivid color. Although
the master bedroom is also upstairs, it’s clear that most of the space is devoted to play.
A brightly colored playroom can be reached through tunnels leading from each child’s bedroom. Graffiti is encouraged: All
wall surfaces above the bright green and purple wainscoting are covered in blackboard paint.
Design: Ellis A. Schoichet, EASA Architecture, San Mateo, CA (www.easaarchitecture.com or 650/343-3452); Bess Wiersema and Megan
Matthews, Studio 3 Design, San Jose, CA (www.studio-three.com or 408/292-3252)
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