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The Modern 1532 House, San Francisco

Fougeron Architecture a San Francisco-based design studio has completed the 1532 project. The trendy home can be found in San Francisco, USA.

This contemporary San Francisco home, infilled on an existing 25-foot wide lot, includes two distinct volumes separated by an interior courtyard.  The front structure has a garage at street grade and a painting studio above; the back volume is the main house, with the bedrooms on the lower level, living spaces in the middle, and a master bedroom on the top floor.  The design of this project uses two sectional moves: horizontal and vertical.  The horizontal move creates two courtyards – in the middle and at the back of the house – while the vertical move digs the lower bedrooms down to the garage and street level.  The combination of these two moves serves to interlock the house to the site and the surrounding urban fabric, thus interweaving the inside and outside spaces with a play of light and dark.

The main floor of this contemporary San Francisco home has an open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living spaces – is punctuated by a two-storey space for the stair, and is on grade with the rear yard.  A setback of the building on the third floor opens the house to spectacular views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The contemporary house has seven outdoor spaces, all with distinctive qualities and views:  the front deck at the studio, the deck on top of the studio, the lower level courtyard, the entry level deck off the courtyard, the back courtyard, the glass and wood walkway, and the backyard.

This contemporary Californian property boldly introduces a new building typology to San Francisco a home of courtyards and light that brings new life to the world of the city’s residential architecture.

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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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March 8, 2012 | Property | View comments

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