Building anew while preserving history.
807 Franklin is currently the site of an historic grand Victorian home with a large side yard. KMA has secured planning approval to move this structure to a new location in the neighborhood (at 635 Fulton Street next to a Victorian-era mortuary) and rehabilitate/restore both of them into housing. The cleared project site will be developed into 48 new units of rental housing in an eight-story concrete structure with outlooks over Hayes Valley and Jefferson Park. Sixty-four percent of the units will be two and three bedrooms, suitable for family living.
A simple structural grid and full-height fenestration with private balconies supports a minimalist Bauhaus aesthetic and high degree of transparency. The rooftop and rear yard will support outdoor living for the residents: seating and gathering, an outdoor kitchen and farm table, raised planters, planted dog run, and artificial turf.
The project will seek LEED Gold certification with photovoltaic power generation and solar preheating on the roof, healthy interior finishes, and efficient mechanical systems. A portion of the units will be affordable housing.