This project in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco was a complete teardown of an existing wooden structure originally built in the 1930s.
And that wouldn’t do for the owner, who wanted a sleek, modern home that would take full advantage of the amazing San Francisco skyline views, as well as optimal square footage on a somewhat small lot.
And so this is what happened ... a light-filled home on four floors that opens up completely on its rear facade.
The main floor’s open plan allows for entertaining and focuses on the living room and then to The City beyond. The main floor stretches the entire length of the home and has a large pantry concealed behind the kitchen cabinetry to allow for ample storage without visually impeding the eye or giving a feeling of clutter. The dining room can fit a table that seats 18 in case of large sit down dinners.
A media room, located on the lower level of the home, was designed for more casual entertaining and access to the rear garden. The room also features a multipurpose space for movie night, card games and crafting.
The master bedroom also has extensive views of The City, with a large patio which allows for sunbathing and yoga. The master bathroom fills the owner’s request for a spa-like oasis with the addition of a steam shower.
A guest bedroom on the lower level of the house was made to feel light and airy with a custom window system that mimics the slope of the hillside and allows for both light and privacy.
San Francisco will always be the one place that I would like to live in again, and this house, and perhaps a few million bucks, would do nicely.