Pacific Heights Pied-à-terre
A combination of textures, patterns, fabrics, old and new is what defines this historic Pacific Heights getaway accompanied by breathtaking San Francisco Bay views.
Built in 1928, this historical building displays the simplicity and enduring appeal of San Francisco's architectural past. The building is characterized by Art Deco influences, and remains a symbol of the 1920's sophistication.
We set out to restore and highlight that beauty by replacing dark modern granite with lighter original Carrera Marble. We restored the hand carved, painted arched doors to its original finish by stripping decades of layers of paint to reveal the rich mahogany.
We chose a fresh linen white paint, so the eye was attracted to the spectacular bay views. We framed those views with soft linen drapery, setting the stage for breathtaking views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond.
When working with historic architecture, sometimes less is more. Our aim was to showcase the inherent beauty with an understated design philosophy and we accomplished that goal.