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ocean beach residence, san francisco

renovation / merit

ocean beach residence, san francisco

renovation / merit

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    Sharon Risedorph

    The addition (right side of image) nestles into the lush landscaping around the existing house (left side).

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    Dwight Eschliman

    The owner uses the new pavilion as a ground-floor den, a second-level master suite, and a top-floor solarium that pops up over the trees.

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    Aidlin Darling Design

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    Dwight Eschliman

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    Aidlin Darling Design

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    Aidlin Darling Design

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    Aidlin Darling Design

aidlin darling design, san francisco

The client for this San Francisco addition hoped to leave the original 1950s house as unaltered as possible. So Joshua Aidlin, AIA, placed the new, three-story portion within an adjoining tree grove, connecting it to the main house with a minimalist glass bridge. The trees give the steel-clad addition privacy while framing ocean views. “The temptation would have been to fill up the site on the view side,” noted a judge, applauding the project's restraint.

principal in charge: Joshua Aidlin, AIA, Aidlin Darling Design
project architect: Michael Hennessey, LEED AP, Aidlin Darling Design
general contractor: Daniel Pelsinger, Matarozzi/Pelsinger Builders, San Francisco
interior designer: Steven Miller, Steven Miller Design Studio, San Francisco
structural engineer: William Lynch, Berkeley Structural Design, Berkeley, Calif.
project size: 1,800 square feet (addition only)
site size: 0.19 acre
construction cost: Withheld
photography: Dwight Eschliman, except where noted.

product specs
bathroom fittings: Duravit USA, Kohler Co.; bathroom fixtures: KWC America, Lefroy Brooks, Vola A/S; doors: Fleetwood Windows & Doors, Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows; flooring (ceramic tile/stone/concrete): ARDEX Engineered Cements, Cotto D'Este; hardware: FSB USA, Häfele America Co., Hiawatha, Tydix Products; lighting fixtures: 100watt Network, BEGA/US, Litelab Corp., Neidhardt, Prandina Srl; paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore & Co., Chilewich; skylights/roof windows: Supreme Glass Co.; windows: Fleetwood Windows & Doors