San Francisco

Interior Design: Kristin Ricco
Photography: David Wakely

Home Snapshots

653 28th Street
A space that redefines modern living.

This single-family plus ADU project started out as a remodel. Through a very difficult and contentious planning process (over three years), it became a demolition and rebuild to appease neighbors, yielding a three-bedroom main house and a two-bedroom basement ADU. The design responds to the context using a sloped anterior roof that aligns with the neighbor’s to accentuate the dramatic views of downtown San Francisco.

A level backyard, off of the family room and kitchen, provides easy access to an outdoor living space. Taking advantage of the views, the primary suite was placed at the front, and a roof deck, accessed via a sliding skylight, was added.

This project is distinguished for being the first new single-family house in an RH-1 zone to have an ADU permitted by SF Planning in new construction.