Keeping pace with a family’s growing needs for smarter space in San Francisco – a poorly planned, the closed-in 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment is transformed into a flexible and spacious 3bdrm/3bth, two-story SOMA Loft where every room gets a Bay view.
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The St. Helena Residence sits atop the western edge of the Vaca Range overlooking St. Helena and the Napa Valley. The house is perched on a ridge with valley views to the west and forest views to the east, nestled amongst the natural rock outcroppings, and native Oak and Manzanita trees.
Two existing homes on one lot became the ideal canvas for bringing together multiple generations and tastes to create a serene family compound. We transformed the larger home at the rear of the property to fit Ogawa Fisher Architects Principal Lynn Fisher’s family of four.
We transformed a conventional one-story ranch into a warm, open home with the flexibility to meet a young family’s growing and changing needs. Along the way, we worked closely with them to select materials and accents that convey their distinctive personalities.
As one moves from the pre-war California cottage style of the existing first floor, the second story introduces a modern vocabulary that respects the artful spirit of the home. Middlefield Road Residence was renovated by Ogawa Fisher Architects in Palo Alto, California.
The Twin Peaks Escape Pad is a getaway that lies beneath an existing 3 story home on a steep downsloping property that lies near the famed Sutro Tower in San Francisco, California. Views abound, the purpose of this new space was to serve as a family getaway underneath the existing home, used solely for entertaining and enjoyment.