Home Remodel, Presidio Hts CA 2018-04-22T14:27:31+00:00

Project Description

San Francisco Modern Home Renovation

This home renovation in San Francisco completely modernizes a 3000-sf home built in 1977.   The living room, dining room and kitchen are opened up.  A two-sided fireplace maintains openness while providing privacy between living and dining areas.  Cabinetry serves the dining area and separates the area from the kitchen.  Tall ceilings, plentiful natural light, and San Francisco views abound.

Creating Modern Curb Appeal

The original dark shingled facade was opened up with larger windows.  The existing bay window was squared.  Bigger openings admit more light to the inside and the shape of the bay window helps to modernize the exterior aesthetic.  New stucco and wood siding, premium aluminum windows and doors, stainless steel railings and matching entry canopy creates an elegant contemporary facade.

A New Floating Staircase Invites Use and Contemplation

A suspended staircase visible from the living spaces connects three levels of living.  A central I-beam supports thick floating wood treads.  Stainless steel cable railing and hardwood handrails intermingle finer elements into the stair design.

The exterior entry stair uses similar details.  The stair layout was reconfigured to wrap around plantings, to enhance privacy and offer garden views.  A new foyer with a tall frosted entry door and floating canopy heightens the transition to the inside.

En suite Bedrooms to Maximize Privacy and Comfort

Three en suite bedrooms at the top floor maximize privacy and comfort.

The existing garage was reduced in size to make room for an additional bedroom suite on the ground level, open to the backyard.

Experience with San Francisco Permitting

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 change to the bay window required a variance, and that portion of the work completed as the final phase of the project.

This San Francisco Modern Home Renovation enhances the open flow of spaces, maximizes natural light and city views, and refreshes finishes and utilities.


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PHOTOGRAPHY: Edward Caldwell Photography