Maintaining the old in the front, while adding a major update in the rear.
Our clients wanted a modern home in San Francisco, but of course, most homes that are available in San Francisco are much older. Our comprehensive remodel of this 1920’s era row house pays homage to its humble beginnings by retaining its steep, gabled front, while a modern 3’ side addition composed of vertical wood, aluminum and glass and asymmetrical windows hint at the major four-story glass and steel addition in the rear. A steel-moment frame, exposed in the interior, allows the rear façade to be entirely floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize the stunning downtown San Francisco views. Numerous decks along with a roof terrace over a new rear-yard two-car garage (accessed via an alley) allows for extensive outdoor entertaining. The house features four bedrooms, 3.5 baths with an entertainment floor over three levels, plus a separate one-bedroom unit. Noteworthy features include a bonus recreation room and a glass-enclosed, vertiginous soaking tub in the master bath with drop-dead views.