Townhouse Renovation, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA
This 3000-sf home from 1977 was completely renovated and updated. The living room and dining room were opened up and share a two-sided fireplace. A new gourmet kitchen with wood and lacquer cabinets and tall ceilings faces a bay window with long views down Jackson St.
The original narrow shingle facade was redesigned with generous windows, and the bay window squared, admitting more light to the inside and modernizing the aesthetic of the exterior. New stucco and wood siding, aluminum windows and doors, stainless steel railings and entry canopy creates an elegant contemporary residence.
A new suspended staircase open to the living spaces connects three levels. A central steel I-beam supports thick floating wood treads. A cable railing and wood handrail lightens the stair design.
The exterior entry stair extends some of these details outside. The entry stair layout was reconfigured to enhance privacy and have garden views, and leads to the new foyer. A tall frosted glass door with high transom window and floating entry canopy heightens the transition to the inside.
Three ensuite bedrooms at the top floor open to views and maximize privacy and comfort.
The existing garage was reduced in size to make room for a new bedroom suite with views to the backyard. The adjacent family room at the ground level provides a supplemental living level.
By working within the footprint of the existing home, this renovation was exempt from San Francisco’s 311 Notification process, and the project was completed in a year.
The renovation enhances the open flow of spaces, maximizes natural light and city views, and refreshes the materials and conveniences throughout.
TWO STORY RENOVATION OVER GARAGE
ONE CAR GARAGE
PHOTOGRAPHY: Edward Caldwell Photography