unexpected guests: karin payson & michael fasman.

it’s been a while since we’ve had some unexpected guests, so i’m happy to be dropping in on some neighbors i met at our local dog park, architect karin payson and her husband michael fasman, and of course, their sweet pup hudson. karin, an architect since 1984, owns the firm, KPa+d and she designed their beautiful home in noe valley, high upon a hilltop, with beautiful, lush views of san francisco. the house has a very eclectic, mid-century modern vibe, and the couple has a stunning art collection from their world travels, as well as some re-purposed wire sculptures (below) from san francisco-based artist mari andrews, which i fell in love with.

hudson enjoys sunning herself in the gorgeous light coming in from the floor to ceiling windows, which span the dining room to the living room area. can you blame her? their home feels almost like a tree house, surrounded by greenery and natural elements inside and out. thanks so much karin and michael for allowing me to share your lovely home with the readers!

• all photos © sfgirlbybay.

10 Responses to “unexpected guests: karin payson & michael fasman.”
  1. Mo says:

    What a lovely place.

  2. Cathy Jean says:

    I really like the stairwell. You can feel the textures in this house. Something bout the simplicity and choice of patterns.

  3. Shannon says:

    Great place – simple, clean, looks like a calming space.

  4. Jill Moran says:

    Thanks for this great article, Karin is awesome, as you can tell by her house. What a treat to see photos of her wonderfully curated space!

  5. marilyn says:

    thanks for perking up my day!

  6. Gail says:

    The photos made me feel like a guest in Karin’s home. There are so many happy details and sweet items, which I had the urge to touch.

  7. Phil says:

    Having once been fortunate enough to visit from Canada and stay with Karin and Michael in their lovely home, I can affirm that this lovely photo essay does justice to their great space. We should all be so lucky as Hudson.

    Thanks so much for posting, SF Girl by Bay! Cheers,

  8. victoria says:

    so glad you all enjoyed the visit as much as i did! thanks to michael and karin for allowing me to share!

  9. Katherine says:

    Karin and Michael’s house is as beautiful as it looks. My husband and I have been there and I can attest to her talent as an architect and artist. Katherine

  10. Michael says:

    Serene – a great collection of light-filled spaces in which to live and to work.

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