Mark English Architects, AIA
Architects & Designers
Fontana Interior modern-living-room

Fontana Interior

photos: Matthew Millman

This 1100 SF space is a reinvention of an early 1960s unit in one of two semi-circular apartment towers near San Francisco’s Aquatic Park. The existing design ignored the sweeping views and featured the same humdrum features one might have found in a mid-range suburban development from 40 years ago. The clients who bought the unit wanted to transform the apartment into a pied a terre with the feel of a high-end hotel getaway: sleek, exciting, sexy. The apartment would serve as a theater, revealing the spectacular sights of the San Francisco Bay.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Sleek San Francisco Getaway
English's plans maximize the views from the public space in the apartment. Thus, a hallway between the master bedroom and the living room was eliminated, and now the a wider view can be enjoyed from the living room.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Instant Living Spaces
Divide a space in high style with an oversized curved wall. Complement with a contemporary sofa that matches the curve. Guests will be so impressed with this chic statement they’ll never even think to see what’s hiding behind the wall!

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December 12, 2014
the curvy wall luks good
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curve wall sofa
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Master bedroom
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Love the idea
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Circular idea for Florida house/compound
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divisoria leitura- benfica
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October 12, 2014
The stone shown on the floor would be nice on our wall.
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October 7, 2014
nice divider
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September 15, 2014
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September 8, 2014
on smaller scale
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August 31, 2014
idea- put the table candle lamp behind the round sofa in the basement.
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August 26, 2014
The cuve wall n the sofa
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Colors, Space Design
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pant finish
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Built in lounge
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round design partition with bedroom
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Living room
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sleeping area smaller than "sitting area"
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Curved Wall at Entry
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Cool, could be in a bedroom or living/family area.
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curved wall - venetian plaster
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Faux textured painted curved wall
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Venetian Plaster
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Stone wall.
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Circular Room
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Curved sofa echoes wall
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wall couch
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The curve sitting area can be turn into shower and walk in closet
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Wall texture
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Curve on wall
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like a snow
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Large padded headboard
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Round wall
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Room dividing
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cushions like this for banquette- cozy
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Стенка чтобы отделять
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Master bedroom with sitting area
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Living colours
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Cool layout for small apartment or loft
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celiling rebaixado
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curved wall separating sitting area in bedroom
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The curve
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curved wall and material
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Love the division, walls love everything
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red or orange w white
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for idea
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colores almohadones
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Color para el play?
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Bed at the background.
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Way space devides
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Setting area
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Curved wall
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Curved wall for seating
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the fontana sf
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curved wall partition
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good sitting room
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Bedroom idea
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Curved Wall
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Couch in media room
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curved wall after foyer
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Curved wall
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master bedroom
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Curved wall
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Circulaire separation
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Room divider
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Cement room divider. Use for mud room?
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room divider
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sophies room
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tulip arrangement
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Curved wall and seating
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June 13, 2013
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5096 Cartilla remodel
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Lizzy could live here.
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Bed seating
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Deep orange C-shape sofa
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wall what-what - rati likes
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suit segunda entrega
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Curved sofa
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April 10, 2013
curved wall after foyer
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Curved couch, wall paper
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curve hal design
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color way
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plaster color
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bu koltuk mutfaga da nefis olur
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Master suite
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Beds and modern lamps
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March 2, 2013
this curved wall could be used in a variety of places
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February 27, 2013
I like
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February 23, 2013
the venitian plaster
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built in couch
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Curved wall 2/14/13
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February 14, 2013
Finish on Curved wall (for our foyer wall?)
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February 8, 2013
Neat concept
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January 31, 2013
silver side table
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January 24, 2013
Nice bed
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January 23, 2013
nice use of space - bedroom built behind living area
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color scheme
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The sofa style
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culorile, impartirea dormitorului
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January 11, 2013
Color of seat
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