Hill Street, Mission District, San Francisco, California, Interior Remodel, 2800 sq feet

The challenge with remodels is understanding the existing architectectural story, before rewriting a new one. In this case, the house had a diaginal stair cutting through the main floor and blocking the kitchen from the living space. The strategy was to fuse the spaces together and make the stair handrails as transparent as possible to gave the floor an open feel, punctuated by the diagonal stair and monolithic marble island.