Like a twist in a mystery novel, the classic facade of this 1905 Edwardian home defies the drama of the streamlined and modernized interior. How did a musty, neglected Victorian transform into a refined, repurposed LEED showcase home? First clue – its new owners are a visionary modernist architect committed to sustainable building practices and his chic European wife, an interior designer who embraces tradition. Consequently, the newly polished home reveals itself like a great story, a true tale of commitment and compromise with a memorable ending!
The characteristics of this historic San Francisco home awe – hardwood floors, traditional moldings, and heritage windows – are refurbished and hold court in this majestic structure. The characteristics contemporary taste finds dated – small rooms, dark halls, butlers kitchen, narrow staircases – are reimagined as spacious and light filled. Thus, the cast of characters of this single family home is alchemy of antique and awesome design vintage and vibrant elements.
This single family home embodies the term – today’s traditional. It is classic contemporary, edited and vetted construction and design. Tucked into a quiet cul-de-sac, and abutting against the Presidio Park, this nearly 5000 sq. ft. dwelling sits proudly upon a double wide lot property. Hence, the scale and size of the property is unique to this area of San Francisco. Page after page, this Fresh Mint reads location, location, location!