creative. passionate. engaging.
With stints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at one of New York’s most renowned restoration workshops, Kelly McDonald has forged the type of design career most people only dream about. She’s been an apprentice gilder, a painter of 17th and 18th century European furniture, and has worked alongside luminaries in the fields of interior design and antiques. She even opened her own atelier in San Francisco, where she was commissioned to deliver work for the Sultan of Brunei.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Kelly also knows architecture. She has an eye for undervalued properties. Since 1993, she has partnered with builders to restore dozens of homes for herself, friends and clients. Discovering a cluster of forgotten mid-century modern homes in 2005, designed by the legendary Edward Hawkins, she once again brought those back to life.
Kelly’s experience across multiple design platforms brings fresh perspective to the challenges of real estate. Better still, her love of hard work and passion for solving problems drive her to continue the lifelong process of learning, giving, and serving.