The mirrored side table in the living area is by Notre Monde
The mirrored side table in the living area is by Notre Monde,
and the fireplace surround is stacked flagstone.
Bush didn’t so much choose the furniture and lighting fixtures as curate a collection,
selecting everything down to the limited-edition Dyson vacuum.
Avoiding pieces that have been overused, he chose mostly midcentury furniture
by noted designers who are not household names,
such as the French designer Pierre Paulin.
His eye gravitated to sofas in cubic blocks and chairs with wooden or metal frames that let space flow through.
Italian and French pieces with spidery legs and arms add levity to the understated mix.
He pulled the furniture away from the walls to shape intimate islands within the larger spaces,
all set on smoky rugs that add more of that subtly luxurious, smoldering Ford mood.
Japanese ceramics, serene and organic, crystallize the house’s elegant simplicity.
The house is constructed of western red cedar and flagstone.
“It’s a beautiful but informal house where we can decompress,” says Palihapitiya.
“Whenever we feel disconnected and need to reset from all the complexities of our lives,
we come here and feel whole.”
He then underlines the connection to Ford and Silicon Valley:
“The way it was built, the material choices, the engineering, the lines—all of it was woven together with a creative discipline that makes the house exceptionally timeless and refined.”
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