San Francisco, CA
Erik Robbins from Gordon Development Co. had found and purchased
a relatively inexpensive 2 unit residential property located on an upscale
Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco. However, the affordability of
the property reflects the bad existing conditions of this early 1960's
building. Erik wished to transform this building into an upscale
residential project incorporating hi-end residential construction.
With KTA's expertise on hi-end residential projects, KTA was chosen to
design and renovate this building into a modern condominium. KTA
designed the building's façade sympathetic to the Victorian character of
the neighborhood. The resulting structure has a height and mass that
blends well with the neighboring structures. The floor plans were
designed to ensure the privacy of each owner by providing them private
entrances and walkways to their units, private backyard and decks, and
the absence of a shared wall. Daylight was brought into the lower unit
via skylight. Furthermore, the rooms and functional areas were carefully
arranged to utilize every square inch of available space.
Seismic upgrades were also completed together with current code
requirements, structural reinforcement and the addition of
an electrical and energy-efficient, radiant heating system.
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