Though her work in real estate had brought her to countless bay area homes, our client knew something was different when she toured this 1920s fixer-upper in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood.
The owners of L-Shaped Apartment are a young couple engaging in finance. The hostess usually cooks at ordinary times and the host likes to invite some friends on holidays for parties to play board games or electronic toys.
Intervene in a construction of the 70s, understand the history and its different layers. We bet on a discreet intervention that puts in value its context, redistributing the existing space through a minimal intervention …
The goal was to modernize and brighten what was a cramped and compartmentalized 1960s Brown and Kaufman home. Completed in two phases, several interior walls were first removed to open up the living space, bring in more natural light, and improve the overall flow.
The office already was well informed about this terrain: neighboring the FL House, we knew that we needed to exploit the front of the lot overlooking the orange tree grove; and the back, with the dense native Atlantic Forest reserve landscape.
Originally built in 1883, The Cedars sits between the bay and the sound, at the entrance to the quiet town of Orient, New York. A few years ago a young couple began to envision the house as a place that would not only pay homage to the history of the place