Pied á Terre with New Life
a busy street corner in San Francisco where a dry cleaner
business stood for 30 years. One day, the dry cleaner vacates
the premises and the owner decides to take the space for a
weekend apartment. Small mess – large opportunity.
were sleeping for 2, entertaining for 6-8. The kitchen was
central and had to be fun with the ability to handle a serious
cook. The rest of the space takes a cue from the kitchen and
the whole space becomes a hip enclave in a semi-seedy part
Concrete kitchen counters and a glass bar top anchor the kitchen
and give a bit of drama. A small bath is visually increased
with floor-to-ceiling glass tiles so shower walls aren't required.
The bedroom area is partitioned off with a semi-sheer drapery
that allows light to filter through.
from the original shell are two very handsome brick walls.
The color and textures of glass, stone, and metal cool the
hot brick walls while the art and light fixtures were chosen
to act as jewelry to punctuate the rooms.