145 Lexford, Piedmont

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Today we feature an unusual Piedmont residence designed by a pair of renowned interior designers. The home belonged to Val Arnold who according to Architectural Digest in the 1980s was one of the ten most important designers in America. His collaborator was Arthur Elrod whose Palm Springs home designed by John Lautner makes a cameo appearance in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.

Arnold’s Piedmont house has a relatively conventional Third Bay Region silhouette outside, but inside it is the flamboyant feast for the eyes that one might expect from a pair of interior designers. Each room is a new adventure full of unexpected textures and details – quite a departure from your typical understated 70s tract house.

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