Needing to add more space meant literally raising the roof.
Adding a floor in a neighborhood of two-story Edwardian cottages can be complicated given San Francisco’s planning process. To minimize the disruption to the streetscape, we literally raised the roof on this new addition, lifting it by a couple of feet to gain a new third floor. Exposed cedar eaves, a navy blue painted front door and modern materials hint at the surprising changes inside. Working closely with interior designer Amanda Teal and our Clients, we embarked on an extensive remodel and addition, adding new square footage and rearranging the floor plan to meet the family’s 21st century needs.
At the heart of the new 3,000-square-foot remodel and expansion, is a bright and open top-level reverse plan, containing a great room with kitchen, dining and living spaces, a spacious terrace, and hillside garden with stunning East Bay views. Floor-to-ceiling navy blue cabinets contrast with the kitchen’s waterfall marble counter, complementing the richly colored wood flooring. Expansive windows and French doors lead to the living room’s unusual indoor/outdoor fireplace encourage outdoor living and use of the formerly isolated back yard.