Sea Cliff Renovation with Dehn Bloom Design
- January 11, 2016
- Jeff King
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Our newest completed project, in collaboration with Dehn Bloom Design, is a large home remodel in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood. The homeowners saw potential to transform this new spec house into a well-crafted classical Cape Cod style design, calling on the inspiration and attention of a professional design team for support.
We worked closely with the Dehn Bloom team to achieve all of the homeowners’ desires and bring the home up to a high standard of design, craftsmanship and longevity. The “facelift” turned this basic spec house into a classical, highly designed and functional home in line with the clients’ vision. The home offers plenty of room for the clients’ three kids to stretch out and the parents can enjoy functional entertaining spaces overlooking San Francisco’s Presidio.
To start, we consulted with John Goldman of Goldman Architects to create architectural plans for the exterior. We tore off the exterior all the way to sheathing, redid all siding and trim, and replaced the stucco with stained cedar shingles. The facade is now transformed into a traditional Cape Cod style home.
After re-trimming the doors, we added this brick detail for more architectural design depth.
The team at Dehn Bloom Design knocked it out of the park with a contemporary nautical theme and thoughtful decorative details. They completely transformed the interior style to bring the home up to a crisp, modern style in keeping with the clients’ vision.
We reconfigured the kitchen to be more functional and contemporary. The original island was large enough to seat only two people, so we added extra space to accommodate three more seats and additional counter space. The new island also features a convenient dishwasher, with the original dishwasher (next to the fridge) now serving as a backup.
Where there were once red stained cabinets, we built many new cabinets and painted the rest to match. We were able to preserve the original countertop stone while adjusting the layout to be more functional and ergonomic.
All lights were upgraded from fluorescent to LED, giving the whole kitchen a brighter and more pleasant feeling.
We also love this cabinetry detail: a drop zone, mail organizer and charging station just outside the kitchen. The cabinets, drawers, cubbies and file cabinets help keep mess out of sight.
We completely re-trimmed the house and added this fun barn door for more privacy. The refurbished family room bar cabinets have a bright, contemporary feel.
We simplified the original balustrade to create elegant, crafted lines.
The homeowners had a smart idea to install this decorative curtain all the way to the ceiling to hide the shower, instantly turning this downstairs kids’ bath into a powder room for guests. Carrara hex tile flooring matches the Carrara marble shower curb and vanity.
At the top of the staircase, this bench nook marks the beginning of the upstairs communal space. It’s the perfect place to kick off shoes before heading to the bedrooms on either side.
With thoughtful design attention and craftsmanship, this freestanding home is a gleaming jewel set in San Francisco’s Lobos Creek Valley. The family of five enjoys all the space they need in a transitional space reflecting their personal taste and lifestyle.