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When remodeling in San Francisco, balancing historic preservation with contemporary lifestyle is always a unique challenge. General building contractor Jeff King & Company partnered with Aleck Wilson Architects and Wright Stewart Jones Design Studio to turn this 1906 Edwardian building into a family-centric home for five.
(PRWEB) July 16, 2014
Bay Area general building contractor, Jeff King & Company, announces its newest residential remodel project in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The historic 1906 residence was renovated in collaboration with Stephen Verner of Aleck Wilson Architects (AWA) and Caitlin Jones Ghajar of Wright Stewart Jones Design Studio.
Our biggest challenge was to restore some of the grandeur that had long been lost from the original floor plan, explains architect Stephen Verner of AWA. At the same time we needed to meet the aesthetic and lifestyle needs of a modern family.
The original structure had many limitations, including a very dark kitchen, family room and dining room with no connection to the backyard. A cramped downstairs layout was not conducive for family time or for hosting parties, which were two main priorities for the homeowners.
Jeff King & Company implemented a simple reconfiguration of rooms to bring more light and openness to the downstairs level. The kitchen moved from the back facade to the center of the home, now illuminated by a large skylight and glass doors facing the garden. The family room took the place of the kitchen, with the entire lower level of the house now connected by a dining room that also serves as a spacious hallway.
In the kitchen, Jeff King & Company installed Calacatta Oro marble countertops to match the backsplash and kitchen island (complete with carved Black Walnut legs). A custom fabricated pewter hood reflects the kitchens French country influence, while detailed wainscoting reinforces the homes Edwardian roots.
For a family with three kids, the home is now much more functional and comfortable. Verner reflects: The new family room and backyard are really a draw for the kids and all their friends. The adjacency and openness between the family room, kitchen and backyard is dramatically improved - the family loves it.
About Jeff King & Company
Jeff King & Company provides award winning green building and remodeling services. We combine painstaking craftsmanship, aesthetic understanding and sustainable building practices to create healthy, efficient and beautiful homes. Learn more about how Jeff King & Company is remodeling San Francisco at http://www.jeffkingandco.com.
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