The project is a renovation and addition to an existing single-family mid-century hillside home. The spirit of the challenge was to take a wonderfully conceived, but woefully realized home and help it reach its potential.
The entry has an existing, wonderful cast glass translucent window. We added a 21st century companion piece made of cold-rolled steel with a water jet cut perforated wave pattern with adjustable hued LED lamps. The wave theme is echoed in the in situ painting on the Living room wall by Momoko Sudo.
Hot-rolled steel is used as at the two existing fireplaces, and the entry screen between them. The steel hearth for the Family Room fireplace is sculpted to form steps up to the laundry and Guest bedroom wing of the house, their form being purely sculptural when the hidden coplanar wood veneered door is closed.
All of the cabinet wood veneer in the kitchen area and Family room is made of reclaimed Eucalyptus felled at the Presidio in San Francisco.