Glen Park Residence
Design Firm: CCS
This view home was carefully created for a San Francisco entrepreneur. This is his first residence, and he worked avidly with the design team while also becoming cultivated in architecture and design. The design team consisted of the Architect/Designer, and the owner’s “Creative Director”, who acted much like an Owner’s Representative, creating a fluid collaboration which resulted in an overall creative alliance.
The house was a total gut renovation, the owner wanted to use it as a canvas to create his personal style. From the architecture and the finishes, to the artwork to the landscaping, the team was carefully assembled to create that vision. What resulted, was a home created for everyday living, intimate meetings, and casual entertaining. It’s meant to be a ‘place’ to share ideas with others and foster a sense of community. Architecturally, the building is designed to capture the views, bring in the daylight, and establish a sense of calm through simplicity and open space. Since the views progress from great to amazing as one moves up through the house, the main living space is at the top, which is the fourth floor. This space opens up on both ends – with the living room to city views one way and with the kitchen to the terraced yard at the other. Within this main space are three notable design elements: the floating fireplace wall, the polished stainless steel ceiling over the dining table, and the steel/glass/wood staircase, which drops down thru all of the floors and acts as a vertical counterpoint. Overall, it’s restrained white minimalism balanced with wood, color, and the city beyond.
The third floor has the study, music room, and master suite. The master bathroom has floors and walls of carefully selected and matched Carrara marble slabs that are contrasted with dark fixtures to evoke a spa. The second floor has a guest suite and the media lounge. The first floor has the two-story entry with a red pivot door that was fabricated in Italy. Wide-plank reclaimed Douglas Fir floors are in most rooms, which are meant to be a common denominator to the design. The Douglas Fir is also the stairs, and is combined with blackened steel and glass.
“The owner wanted to create a playful space where ideas could be shared, and that is exactly what he got.” – ArchitectVOTE HERE