Originally constructed in 1886, the forthright beauty of this fully detached carriage house is derived from the integrity of its original, purposeful structure and the masterful redesign and artful renovations of Michelle Ney, AIA, former president of the American Institute of Architects.
The power of the design is anchored on the simplicity of the peaked roof structure whose central vaulted ceiling encloses a robust open floorplan with airy soaring ceilings and crafted in the finest materials and smart home technologies. Elemental materials contribute a warmth to the spaces: wood, metal, glass and stone echoing the surrounding natural setting of village gardens and the iconic tree-lined street.
The robust entry foyer is clad in handsome stone flooring rising to the main level on a custom, handcrafted stair of end grain bamboo. Interior access to the garage as well as ample storage and laundry are located here. Upstairs, long grain bamboo flooring continues to the main level of the home.
The great room faces south across Eureka Valley gardens to Liberty Hill with windows on all sides. Central to this space are the integrated lounge and dining rooms, embraced by an exquisite custom kitchen featuring a European copper backsplash, custom bamboo engineered millwork and spacious work island. Exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and a restrained palette of natural materials amplifies the freshness of the light and air which inform the space.
Modern life is made simple with many smart-home features: a Lutron Lighting system with remote controls throughout, five Velux skylights with remote controls, two garages, side-by-side for easy access, garage remote controls, and Cat6e and HDMI in walls and living room floor.
All this in the sought-after Castro Village locations: close to the famed Castro Theater, dine at award winning Frances Restaurant, play at any one of several spectacular parks: Mission Dolores, Corona Heights, Kite Hill and shop at the city’s one-of- a-kind Cliff’s Variety. Tech shuttles and MUNI to the FiDi are moments away. A+ location, inspired residential design.