San Francisco, California
In San Francisco's Marina district this addition/renovation transforms a 100-year-old cottage into a contemporary home filled with natural light. High ceilings, carefully placed windows and skylights create a sculpted space rich with dimension. The dining room opens onto a sunny side garden while the living room spills onto a spacious deck and garden at the rear. The kitchen, with gray concrete counters and stainless steel appliances, opens directly to the living spaces. The third floor master suite is a private retreat where the soft vaulted ceiling frames views to the Golden Gate. Bamboo flooring, steel cable railings and zinc fireplace surrounds provide a clean, minimalist feel.