This outstanding modern home was renovated by ODS Architecture in collaboration with Eastwood Development, located in a neighborhood with one of the few brick streets left in San Francisco, California. Originally designed by Marquis Associates Architects in 1965, this 5,000-square-foot dwelling boasts an expansive multi-level atrium centered around a large Ficus tree and topped with a fifteen by fifteen foot motorized retractable skylight.
Since this home was over fifty years old, it lacked the proper insulation and had single-glazed windows that needed to be updated for energy efficiency. The original home also had a lot of stairs, sometimes duplicating circulation paths, however, the house had fabulous views of San Francisco and felt like you lived among the tree canopy.
Above: The exterior facade of this dwelling is stained cedar siding. New decks and balconies were designed to better enjoy the outdoor space.
The scope of this project entailed opening up the living spaces to the views while creating a new visual palette to create a light and airy interior. Fleetwood dual-glaze and thermally broken aluminum windows along with a new Rollamatic roof retractable skylight helped to address the temperature issues. Selecting dark hardware pulls and oak cabinetry over new limestone floors kept the interiors bright. Under the floors, is a premier hydronic radiant floor heating system by Warmboard.
What We Love: This one-of-a-kind modern home in a wonderful San Francisco neighborhood respects the original architecture of the home. The three-story atrium with its large rolling skylight and dramatic staircase is our favorite feature of this beautifully reimagined, split-level home.
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Above: The fireplace was clad with a quartzite slab hand selected by the owner and the built-in sofa we designed to complement the colors of the slab.
Above: The staircase is a mix of glass and vertical picket railing. Cedar siding on the exterior was brought inside to provide continuity.
Above: Tubini pendant lights by Ricca Design are suspended over the grand piano.
Above: The atrium space features a skylight above, a dining room at mid-level, and the living room located half a level down.
Above: The informal entry from the street-facing garden courtyard consists of the kitchen and family room.
Above: This open layout kitchen has a large quartz island with cabinet doors and storage underneath.
Above: The home office features Raydoor sliders to close it off when its needed for use as a spare bedroom.
Above: The laundry room is located on the second level, featuring an outdoor deck with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay.
Above: This front courtyard is the entry point of this home with new cedar siding and Fleetwood windows.
PHOTOGRAPHER Paul Dyer Photography
BEFORE THE RENOVATION