Single Family Residence, San Francisco, CA
The existing residence was an older pitched roof building similar to the one to the right in the exterior photograph. There were two bedrooms in the attic that lacked adequate headroom and the house was terribly rundown. The project consisted of a vertical addition to accommodate rooms of legal height and a horizontal addition in the front. The building was totally reconfigured and remodeled.
The revised floor plan features two master suites on the second floor that are connected by a sky lit metal grate bridge. A dingy bathroom in the rear of the building was converted to a study with a wonderful connection to the garden.
New residential buildings or additions in San Francisco are often contentious with neighbors united in opposition. This particular project was unusual in that it has been wonderfully received in the neighborhood. It remains one of our favorite facades.