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Pacific Avenue Residence

San Francisco, CA
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The Pacific Heights neighborhood, with its view of San Francisco Bay and the hills to the north, has always been a coveted address. This property, a historic landmark 1924 home designed and built by architect G. Albert Lansburgh, is exceptional in that it runs completely through the block, from Pacific to Broadway. Our design for the renovation of the home was to accommodate a family and an extensive collection of modern art, using the contrast of the historic home and the modern interiors to highlight the benefits of both, and to be an elegant background for the art collection. The interior was remodeled with clean contemporary line and large, open, naturally lit rooms with ample wall space to house the client's expansive modern art collection. Design features include a Donald Judd inspired, cantilevered stone staircase with hammered bronze railing adjacent to a large double height entry hall with skylight above. The interior includes five bedrooms and six baths complete with wine cellar, home office, his and hers dressing rooms, a large family room and open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and large living and dining rooms with wood burning fireplaces. Other amenities include a gallery, sauna, exercise room, and a game room with wet bar and wood burning fireplace. The project was designed for a future elevator and outdoor lap pool. Exterior modifications included all new windows, new stucco and paint, addition of 2-story bay window and cantilevered balconies on north side, new landscaping and site retaining walls and Jacuzzi spa in the courtyard.