Feldman architecture together Commune design He designed this house in San Francisco, California, inspired by modernist Scandinavian architecture. Created for a young family, their wish was a home they could grow ancient in – classic, inviting and multi-layered interiors with bespoke furniture, bespoke carpets and vintage furniture.
Handcrafted from the ground up, this 5,000-square-foot residence features a limited range of materials including lime-washed Norman brick, black terracotta tile, plaster of paris, copper, blackened bronze, and salvaged local alder, walnut, and elm. All cabinets, doors, windows and railings were handcrafted, as were all decorative elements such as the Stan Bitters fireplace in the outdoor living room.
DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Feldman architecture INTERIOR DESIGN Commune design CONTRACTOR Forsythe general contractor LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Landscape architecture floor studio BLITZ DESIGN Sean O'Connor lighting CIVIL ENGINEER Strandberg Engineering
The project team focused on ambitious sustainability goals by focusing on solar energy generation as well as innovative rain and field water reuse to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Rainwater harvesting is achieved through green roofs that filter and catch rainwater that, after additional filtering, enters the house's laundry and bathroom water systems.
The gray water collected by the house is then used to irrigate the landscape and the cycle is renewed. Additionally, all of the wood used is in its second life, with the wealthy redwood paneling and walnut interiors being reclaimed or recycled from excess materials from local projects.
Favorites: The project team worked wonderfully together to create a single family home, the design of which was inspired by modernist Scandinavian architecture. The architects did a great job maximizing the interior-exterior connection of the home by emphasizing the view of downtown San Francisco. We particularly love the sustainability features this residence offers, from collecting rainwater to using reclaimed materials.
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Over: The house is clad with plastered white bricks that merge into the interior – a mixture of white brick and wealthy California Walnut veneer, light and dark combine with warm and modern, seamlessly connecting indoor and outdoor living spaces.
PHOTOGRAPHER Stephen Kent Johnson