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Schwartz and Architecture

This house addition on a typical San Francisco lot doubles the size of the existing non-descript 1954 "Contractor's Special". Our strategy carves out a series of strongly contained, yet open, outdoor rooms that carefully balance between engaging the site's expansive urban views and maintaining a distinctly private domestic realm. The initial move is to carve a new small internal outdoor courtyard and entry out of one of the existing bedrooms, bringing light into the center of the new scheme. The rear façade and third floor roof decks build on this strategy of carving voids out of a solid mass—perhaps an apt image of the way many urbanites create their private homes within the density of the city.

Photography: Matthew Millman
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aes13 wrote:
what are the dimensions of these doors and where did you purchase them?
   Comment   May 28, 2012
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Schwartz and Architecture
They are 9' tall and 5' wide and we had them custom fabricated by a local window maker.

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October 22, 2012 at 11:11am   
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sidhu002 wrote:
could someone identify the stucco color and the stain on the doors
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The stucco looks similar to Site White 7070 and the stain looks like Modern Mahogany 3104 by Sherwin Williams.
December 5, 2011 at 8:46pm   
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The stucco is a La Habra integral color and the doors have a clear finish...not a stain.
January 12, 2013 at 1:23am   
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Flora Georgiou wrote:
Bamboo - Could you tell me please what kind of bamboo is that??
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Kit Pollard added this to Deck Days
Some decks look like an afterthought - like they were tacked onto a house just because. Not this one. I love these giant doors and the way they connect the deck to the inside. It's one seamless living space.
Kit Pollard added this to Help Me Design My Wine Cellar - Please!
I included this photo because I'm drawn to how warm the space inside looks, even though it's very open. Since the wine cellar is so small, maybe cozy and warm is the way to go?
Jeanne Grunert added this to Modern Patio Designs
The large floor-to-ceiling windows and glass door provide an expansive feel from this elegant rooftop apartment onto the modern patio. Softly spotlit trees in planters next to the doors and wood decking add natural texture. Additional lighting over the door spotlights the area while adding to safety and security.
Margaret Everton added this to Into the Outdoors
Another great flow, another great patio.
A third-floor roof deck gives the owners a lovely retreat that is private, but still part of the city. The combination of stucco and wood is used throughout the project, but here the amount of glass is generous, allowing more openness and better views.

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extension of home
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Bamboo planter
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Area ext
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For moms room
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seamless connection between rooms and deck
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Bamboo
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bamboo with ground lighting in the courtyard
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doors
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doors
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lighted plant
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Patio
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underlit shrubbery pot
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lighted plants
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tall tree
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Lazer
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Roof top.
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This house addition on a typical San Francisco lot doubles the size of the existing non-descript 1954 "Contractor's Special". Our strategy carves out a series of strongly contained, yet open, outdoor rooms that carefully balance between engaging the site's expansive urban views and maintaining a distinctly private domestic realm. The initial move is to carve a new small internal outdoor courtyard and entry out of one of the existing bedrooms, bringing light into the center of the new scheme. The...
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doors
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Use of bamboo
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Bamboo and patio cover
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possible opening of garage space to roof deck
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covering the patio
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interior floors
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Roof
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narrow boards and wall to left
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Lighting under second floor deck / balcony
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Tree?
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This house addition on a typical San Francisco lot doubles the size of the existing non-descript 1954 "Contractor's Special". Our strategy carves out a series of strongly contained, yet open, outdoor rooms that carefully balance between engaging the site's expansive urban views and maintaining a distinctly private domestic realm. The initial move is to carve a new small internal outdoor courtyard and entry out of one of the existing bedrooms, bringing light into the center of the new scheme. The...
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Flow
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Wood trim plus cream walls.
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puertas
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ceiling, lighting above doors
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more of what it would look like - seems to be very modern
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Tree
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to get an idea of door to decking height
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Warm look
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Wie ein Schiffsdeck, nice!
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