Eco-friendly Victorian remodel
See how a makeover opens an interior to light, greenery, and family-friendly flow
Architect pal Jonathan Feldman helped them replace part of their Victorian’s top floor with a green space, opening up the interior to light, views, and family-friendly flow.
Plus "it's a super-eco project," says Feldman, pointing out the reused cabinets and flooring, the solar photovoltaic array, and radiant floor heating.
The renovation reduced the house's total square footage from 3,700 to 2,997 ― an eco-friendly move.
“It’s sometimes hard to see the potential, but the house has exceeded our expectations,” says Reed.
The roof's tall railing has frosted glass panels to protect privacy and open sections to frame city views.
Landscape: Loretta Gargan, San Francisco (415/850-5482)
Builder: Lorax Development/KLM Builders, Inc., San Francisco (415/264-4428)
The Iznik design (annsacks.com) is based on 16th-century Turkish originals.
The kitchen also features eco-friendly cast-stone countertops and reclaimed wood floors and cabinets.
To keep things looking airy, Feldman installed overhead cabinets with textured glass doors between the kitchen and dining room; the cabinets can be accessed from either area.
For the soothing blue furnishings and accents, interior designer Lisa Lougee (415/252-1100) drew inspiration from the nearby kitchen backsplash.