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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Gives a Couple’s Tuscan-Style Retreat a Modern Makeover

In 2013, Tom and Laurie Poggi had an architectural epiphany. For nearly a decade, the San Francisco residents had weekended in Calistoga at their Tuscan-style home. Then they went to a dinner party at a modernist residence designed by Gregory Mottola, a principal at San Francisco–based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and his team, and it changed their perspective on home: “Some people think of modern as cold and stark,” says Tom Poggi. “But with the right materials—this mix of wood, stone and lighting—you can have warm, clean and uncluttered.”