Cole Valley Remodel

Solving a Structural Puzzle Equals Happy Client

For this kitchen and bath remodel in San Francisco's Cole Valley, our client wanted us to open the kitchen up to the living room and create a new modern feel for all of the remodeled areas. Opening the kitchen to the living area provided a structural challenge as the wall we had to remove was load-bearing and there was a separately owned condo on the floor below. Working closely with a structural engineer, we created a strategy to carry the weight to the exterior walls of the building. In order to do this, we had to tear off the entire roof and rebuild it with new structural joists which could span from property line to property line. To achieve a dramatic daylighting effect, we created a slot skylight over the back wall of the kitchen with the beams running through the skylight. Pale azure, back-painted glass for the backsplash, and a thick waterfall edge for the island add more distinctive touches to this kitchen design. In the primary bath, we created a sinuous counter edge that tracks its way to the floor to create a curb for the shower. Green tile imported from Morocco adds a pop of color in the shower and a custom-built indirect LED lighting cove creates a glow of light around the mirror.

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