|Architect||Andrew Mann Architecture|
|Interior Design||Niche Interiors|
|Location||San Francisco, United States|
Originally constructed in 1925 on an oak-studded property that faces a meadow, this two-story residence was thoughtfully re-imagined to realize the owners’ desire for a light-filled, airy and spatially rich home that effortlessly connects with its magnificent surroundings.
The contemporary update employs simplified traditional forms that enhanced the existing home’s character. The key design moves included creating a vocabulary of elements with modern detailing, clean lines and a color palette of whites, grays and blues and developing strong linear axes to create view corridors through spaces and the outdoors. This engaged previously unconnected areas, such as the mudroom, entry stairs, family room, kitchen, great room and master suite.
On the main living level, interior spaces were extended outward, with large-paned windows and French doors opening directly to wooden decks. White painted wood trellises overhead shade the seating and dining areas while filtering and modulating the sunlight that streams into the house. Skylights direct sunlight to mark important interior nodes and draw one’s eye, while illumination from these openings brightens formerly dark areas.