Giving new life to a turn of the century church.

 

This 1907 church had been converted into a residence with modest modifications. To make it suitable for family living, this most recent renovation integrated and redefined underutilized spaces. The former lower level rector’s apartment—previously accessed by separate entrance—now connects to the main living/dining space and has been transformed into a suite of children’s rooms. Above, a master suite, which occupies the former choir’s loft, was remodeled for added privacy. A new roof deck with hot tub and views of the Golden Gate Bridge is located over the kitchen. A new stair and balcony leading to the deck incorporates original carved wood panels from the former church, further enriching the connection between past and present.

 
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The Historic Wilson Building

 

This project restored a faded beauty in San Francisco’s up and coming Mid-Market Street district – providing much needed housing and serving as an early catalyst for further development in the neighborhood. The historic Wilson Building – designed by Willis Polk and constructed in 1901 – was converted into 67 studio and one-bedroom units, as well as a handful of larger top-floor/bi-level units.  The design restored the building’s terracotta façade, incorporated traditional wood sash windows, and preserved interior elements such as the original sky-lit open stair.  It also integrates a new light court which channels natural light to the interior units. The ground floor provides commercial space at sidewalk level and the basement, storage and fitness center amenities for the residents. A large roof deck provides views and open-air living for the residents.