Meet Rusty Wadatz

Rusty Wadatz is synonymous with high end, fashion forward design that has transformed the way San Francisco looks and feels.

His passion for interior design has been with him almost since birth. “I used to rearrange the homes of the kids I babysat while their parents were away,” he recalls. “My mom would yell at me for doing it!” His mother’s protests aside, the praise he received from the lucky parents only encouraged him to do more. 

Self-made and self-taught, Rusty catapulted to the top of San Francisco’s design community when he made the bold leap from corporate America to interior design. Since launching his new career in 2011, he has been instrumental in the redesign and development of myriad real estate projects ranging from $40 million-dollar luxury condominium buildings to lavish $20 million-dollar homes belonging to San Francisco’s elite.

A Los Angeles native who has called San Francisco home for the better part of 15 years, Rusty infuses the Beverly Hills glitz and glam aesthetic with the more traditional old money tastes of the Bay Area to create a look that commands top dollar. His clients include many prominent, high net worth individuals with some of the most discerning and particular tastes. Again and again, he has proven to be innovative and creative with his designs and stands out from many of his peers with a look that is undeniably Rusty.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Rusty has since developed a thriving real estate business within the country’s most prestigious brokerages, Sotheby’s International Realty. The seemingly perfect marriage between exquisite design and luxury real estate has cemented his place at the top of one of the world’s most expensive and competitive housing markets.