Inspired by the property’s orchards, gardens and foliage, the interior design for this weekend home is a sophisticated layering of textures and color– rich blues and greens within a serene glass box.
Adam Rouse is a photographer and architect based in San Francisco, California.
Seeing the world through the lens of a photographer and the eye of an architect, Adam brings a unique understanding of space, structure, light, and detail to the visual exploration of each assignment.
Adam’s photographs have appeared in Architect Magazine, Wallpaper Magazine, Dwell, San Francisco Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Imbibe Magazine, and in successful AIA and IIDA Design Awards submissions.
Situated on 3 acres and surrounded by Maryland Environmental Trust land, the Slate House is a contemporary retreat that respects the nature and legacy of the vast and densely wooded site. The new 7,000-square foot building replaces a late 60’s, ranch-style house that was destroyed by fire.
Upon entering this dynamic space, one’s mind might not immediately jump to the quaint yet historic past embedded into the bones of this Battery St. location. In fact, if not for the humble design elements of Douglas fir beams, high ceilings, and stall like enclosures, there would be no indication of its original purpose.
The original home was a modest one story over garage, two bedroom, one bath home in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Similar to other homes in San Francisco, when built, a handful of other very similar homes were constructed adjacent to it, each slightly different than the next.