From Margaret Everton on September 13, 2010 in San Francisco
Built just off Lombard Street, a San Francisco landmark popular among tourists, this 6,000-square-foot home was in need of a little reconfiguring and a lot of updating. Fortunately, Drew Maran Construction knew just how to combat the chaos of living on a busy street while bringing the historical home into the 21st century.
Leaving the footprint the same but adding a garage, the design allowed for the home to open up to Chestnut Streeta far less stressful maneuver than Lombard. The next step was to keep the original charm of the interior intact throughout the extensive remodel, which included adding green features like radiant heating and cellulose insulation.
A contemporary exterior patio makes the home feel urban yet relaxing. Its enclosed structure allows the homeowners to enjoy the space even in the midst of San Francisco fog or rain.
The kitchen comes alive with spectacular wood cabinetry and frosted glass doors. A marble backsplash ties the whole design together with a hint of elegance.
Wood flooring keeps the transitions between rooms seamless, while tall white baseboards make the walls pop.
The master bath takes on a modern, streamlined appearance with understated hardware with bold marble sinks. Large wall sconces bring a bit of interest to the walls.
The busy location of the Montclair Terrace home seems to be easily forgotten once inside. And that is a clear indication of a well-executed design.