North Panhandle Victorian makeover (SF)
General contractor Hearth Construction
Interior design Noelle Moreno
Photography Anna Matz
Before the remodel, this traditional Victorian flat featured the typical railroad hallway leading to a series of small rooms, many deprived of natural light. The owners were seeking an open floor plan, yet at the same time cared to maintain the Victorian character. By moving the kitchen from the rear to the center of the building we were able to free up wall space and increase the glazing area. A custom steel and glass wall erected between the office and sitting area lets through light while
ensuring acoustic privacy. The kitchen, dining and living room are all connected and organized around the original brick chimney. A large venting skylight over the island provides balanced natural light and air circulation. The transitions between the spaces are articulated with dropped beams and corbels, preserving the coved ceiling over the kitchen and living room. All trim materials were custom milled to match the original mouldings.