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Stunning views and chic interior design at H House, San Francisco

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San Francisco-based architectural practice Group 41 have designed the H House project. The stunning family home can be found in San Francisco, California, US.

According to the architects: “H House is a modern residence informed by a crisp language, and shaped by the principals of sustainability. In San Francisco where a moratorium on demolition limits most construction projects to being creative renditions of a renovation, a new, ground-up construction is a rarity.

“Set in the hills above Noe Valley, it is surrounded by the typical mix of Edwardian, Victorian Italianate, and 1940 renovations, but H House takes a strong modernist stance while still respecting the scale and proportionality of its neighbors. From the street, the house is modest – a simple boxy two story structure. However, the spacious residence cascades down the hill, making the most of a narrow and down sloping site. The four-level, 4,500 square foot property includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

“Group 41 commissioned a local artist to create a one-of-a-kind steel entry gate. The 600 lbs of steel glide effortlessly open, welcoming visitors into an atrium space, lined with black slate. The inspiration behind the stunning all-white master bath was to create a colorless room that was neither ‘feminine’ nor ‘masculine’ but would take on the unique character of the owners. The white oasis was achieved using Thassos marble, Inalco white panel tiles, glossy white lacquered vanity elements and Spanish white “bubbles” tile. The white vision is completed with a floating “island” tub on a mat of white glass pebbles.

“Thoughtful interior design decisions were made to utilise sustainable products and practices. Rather than solid exotic wood doors or floors, eco-friendly flooring made from pressed timber scraps and macassar ebony engineered veneer finishes made from recycled sawdust are used. The home also employs a state-of-the-art high-efficiency HVAC system. Additionally, Group 41 implemented a construction waste programme from demolition through to completion.”

Images courtesy of Ken Gutmaker and Eric Rorer

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 9, 2013 | Property | View comments

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