San Francisco Loft.
Joe Fletcher San Francisco Loft.

LineOffice Architecture 

Elemental materials are at play in this gut renovation of a 1,200-square-foot loft in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood—the now-trendy former warehouse and light-industrial district. Local firm LineOffice Architecture designed a sculptural “spine” to create separate domestic zones for living, dining, cooking, and sleeping in the open-plan space. This low-slung divider houses storage behind walnut veneer panels with blackened steel accents and is two-sided, with general storage near the front door and dresser space in the slightly raised bedroom hung off the same structure. The bathroom and laundry areas are enclosed within a plaster-walled volume, punctuated by steel and walnut doors, near the loft entry. “It’s impeccable,” juror Cary Bernstein said. “It’s well edited and really well executed.” The two sculptural interventions complement the exposed timbers and industrial aesthetic of the space without disrupting view lines. “The additions are just enough, but not too much,” juror Gregory Hoss said. “It's very difficult to do that.”

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Dining room and kitchen.
Joe Fletcher Dining room and kitchen.

Stair to bedroom.
Joe Fletcher Stair to bedroom.

Joe Fletcher Bedroom.

Joe Fletcher Kitchen.

View toward dining room.
Joe Fletcher View toward dining room.


Courtesy Line Office Architecture Plan.

Project Credits

Project  San Francisco Loft, San Francisco
Architect  LineOffice Architecture, San Francisco—Ross Hummel, AIA
Photography  Joe Fletcher
Project Size  1,200 square feet
Construction Cost  Withheld

Materials and Sources

Bathroom Cabinets  Custom
Bathroom Fittings and Fixtures  MGS mgstaps.comweaetxdyvaydzcwq
Cooktop  Miele
Countertops  Granite
Dishwasher  Miele
Doors  Custom
Flooring  Custom wood flooring
Garbage Disposal  InSinkErator
Hardware  Valli&Valli, an Assa Abloy Group Co.
Kitchen Cabinets  Custom
Kitchen Fittings  MGS
Kitchen Fixtures  Blanco
Lighting Fixtures  Translite Sonoma
Oven  Miele
Paints and Finishes  Benjamin Moore & Co.
Refrigerator  Sub-Zero
Windows  Existing