Grand, Multifamily Bath.
Conventional wisdom might say that a developer doing a multifamily project should go for value in design and specifications for its bathrooms and kitchens to get more bang for the buck. The developers behind NOVE, a nine-unit infill project in San Francisco’s Mission District, took the opposite approach. A joint venture between Linea Built and Handel Architects, NOVE is an overtly high-end contemporary project that fine-tunes the art of simplicity. Units are marked by clean overlay-style cabinets with sleek stainless steel hardware. Master bathrooms feature double-bowl vanities; some are outfitted with soaking tubs and separate showers. Sticking to the minimalist theme, the developers kept their material palette sophisticated and subdued—Calacatta marble countertops, wood cabinets, ceramic tile floors—and (with slight variations) carried the theme throughout, giving the units a cohesive feel.