A Bay Area couple with three young children purchased a unique corner lot on the edge of San Francisco’s Laurel Heights neighborhood with rare views of the Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. This urban renovation provides a transitional take on mixing bold colors with neutrals and utilizes durable materials for an active family looking to take advantage of both a comfortable and modern lifestyle.

The materiality is light and natural with drops of color – an indigo kitchen backsplash and seafoam powder room tiles foster a playful vibe. In the dining room, a built in, custom metallic cocktail station glows with inset lighting, and plush green chairs complement bold art from the client’s collection. Pieces from painter Shaina McCoy’s A Family Affair series provide a jewel toned material palette from which our interiors team drew inspiration for furnishings and finishes.

The lightly perched additional story adds a primary suite, green roof and foggy bridge and ocean vistas. The millwork in the suite creates a lofted home office with streamlined custom casework and a separate cozy bedroom nook, both of which cleverly take advantage of sprawling Golden Gate Bridge views. The primary bathroom features a free-standing tub and delicately tiled walls that feel both simple and highly detailed.

LOCATION San Francisco, California


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