Welcome to our gallery featuring this impressively remodeled Home in the Avenues Project by Butler Armsden Architecture.
Located on 16th Avenue within the hustle and bustle that is San Francisco, this home’s owners needed enough room to accommodate themselves and their three children, but didn’t want to move from their beloved, historical home.
The answer came in the form of a drastic remodeling. Their 1908 home underwent a transformation from 3,452 square-feet of living space to 4,612 square-feet, which was made possible be re-imagining the attic as a primary bedroom and bathroom area.
The aesthetic of this home changes depending on the level. For the first floor, the owners opted to retain much of the turn-of-the-century charm on the first floor.
A smaller, leaded glass window near a newer bay window and original crown moldings, prevalent in many of the rooms, are some of the more noticeable traditional touches. The newel post of the stairwell is one of the more subtle reminders of the home’s past.
The upper levels are where you begin to notice the aesthetic blend into a more contemporary, modern feel. The kitchen abounds in long sweeps of countertop and a very linear approach to design.
In the primary bathroom, the bathing tub is encased in marble at the base, but what distinguishes this bathroom is the placement of the tub, with its triangular shape wedged into the corner.
The slanted ceilings of the attic level blend with the contemporary approach to its design and makes recessed lighting fixtures found within the slants of the ceiling feel as if they’ve always belonged.
While the theme of this house was intended to embody a traditional-meets-modern feel, in the end, the result is traditional-embraces modern, and that’s a successful design.
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The elegant curves of this green-yellow armchair adds to the modernized retro feel of the home and pair perfectly with the standing floral arrangement. The original fireplace remains in place, but is given a new look with a touch of white paint.
Framed between two matching love seats, tastefully accessorized by sage throw pillows, this bookshelf is offset by the storage cabinet at its center, which matches the slate grey of the walls and reflects an attention to detail in this space. The original crown molding is in fine display near the ceiling.
Upon entering this sumptuous dining room, attention is drawn to the Queen Anne chairs, which have been painted white to give them an exclusively contemporary feel. While the original coffered ceilings are still intact, small recessed lighting fixtures have been installed.
From the outside, this urban oasis sports a classic portico entryway and a rich carnelian, paneled-glass doorway, tempting passerbys further inside.
In contrast to the “old-meets-new” approach of the previous rooms, the kitchen boasts a sleek and angular feel. Selections of fruit act as both accessories and your next meal.
From the other end of the kitchen, the polished steel appliances becomes evident and works well with the slate grey of the counter’s backing along with the integrated wine cooler.
The clear-cut contrast between the stair carpeting and the wood not only gives the area a distinct aesthetic, but they make the staircase safer, too!
Immediately, attention gravitates towards the unique, slanted ceiling. This bedroom, located in the attic, still provides outdoor access and, undoubtedly, a magnificent view of the surrounding neighborhood. The lime green of the chair is complimented by the hydrangeas and small towel found on the table.
In the bathroom, we find more hydrangeas displayed in a truly remarkable vase, reflecting the contemporary aesthetic of the upstairs areas.
Long accents provided by the lighting on either side of the mirror are paired with the modern design of the mirror and its refreshing take on the medicine cabinet.
Marble surrounds this soaking tub and shower combo, unexpectedly tucked into the corner of the room. An intricate display of tile work lines the wall.
Exiting the house, into the backyard, you see the attractive stain of the outside deck and staircase, encased by metal railings, all leading out to a gorgeous yard.
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