Pacific Heights

San Francisco, California

Pacific Heights Residence, Kitchen
Pacific Heights Residence, Kitchen with view
Pacific Heights Residence, kitchen view to hall
Pacific Heights Residence, kitchen counter
Pacific Heights Residence, farmhouse sink
Pacific Heights Residence, view to dining room
Pacific Heights Residence, stair detail
Pacific Heights Residence, hallway
Pacific Heights Residence, built-in bookshelf

This project involved the complete remodel of a kitchen and its adjoining hallway. The existing kitchen was divided into two rooms with only two small windows for light and air. The new design removed the dividing walls to produce one large space, and replaced the two windows with one large central window. The new window floods the room with light and captures the dramatic view of the San Francisco Bay. The large U-shaped counter allows for multiple cooking and preparation stations, as well as a place to sit and read the newspaper over morning coffee. The underside of an existing stairway was stripped, re-engineered, and then re-clad to minimize its scale; it is now celebrated as a sculptural object within the space. A new bookcase was added in the adjoining hallway to house the owner's large collection of cookbooks.

 

Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering

Photography: Bruce Damonte