The house at 161 Elsie Street is designed to fit comfortably within its context of pitched roofed, bay windowed neighbors while presenting a modern character to its form. The strict design guidelines of the Elsie Street code and the Bernal Heights Special Use District provided challenges that are not found elsewhere in San Francisco. The three bedroom, 2-1/2 bath house fits into a steep upslope lot and provides decks at three levels to take advantage of the views.

Completed by A.Murphy Construction. Structural Enginering: Double D. Photos: Photos: Rien van Rijthoven. Design Team: Phil Rossington, Alice Roche, Jackie McKay.
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Elsie Street –– Bernal Heights, San Francisco, California The house at 161 Elsie Street is designed to fit comfortably within its context of pitched roofed, bay windowed neighbors while presenting a certain modernity to its form. The strict design guidelines of the Elsie Street code and the Bernal Heights Special Use District provided challenges that are not found elsewhere in ...More
“Kitchen” — Jorge Avalos
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Elsie Street –– Bernal Heights, San Francisco, California The house at 161 Elsie Street is designed to fit comfortably within its context of pitched roofed, bay windowed neighbors while presenting a certain modernity to its form. The strict design guidelines of the Elsie Street code and the Bernal Heights Special Use District provided challenges that are not found elsewhere in ...More
“Wall colour” — alaguc
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Elsie Street –– Bernal Heights, San Francisco, California The house at 161 Elsie Street is designed to fit comfortably within its context of pitched roofed, bay windowed neighbors while presenting a certain modernity to its form. The strict design guidelines of the Elsie Street code and the Bernal Heights Special Use District provided challenges that are not found elsewhere in ...More
“maple floor” — vigorous
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“Like” — rockwoodyard
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“Stairs” — sonja071
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“sink” — gserpico
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the house ended up pretty much as originally conceived, other than no sun shades...
“Roof lines” — BH Interior Design LLC
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Rien van Rijthoven.
“the view” — kayv21
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“Floorplan” — doubleem
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“Chairs” — brigod
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The steel, glass and wood stair case cuts through all four stories. Rien van Rijthoven.
“OPENING SIZE THROUGH THE ROOF FOR STAIRS TO ENTER UPPER FLOOR” — denisehagen7
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the space was dsigned in a loft-like manner, with the possibilty of adding a wall, closing off the master bedroom from the stair. Rien van Rijthoven
“wall colouring” — bessiekoutrou
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“.” — keilerman
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a bridge spans the kitchen patio, connecting the office to the upper rear yard. Rien van Rijthoven
“bridge from garage to 2nd floor deck” — stoffcheck
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another small master bath - this one takes advantage of a high, sloped ceiling Rien van Rijthoven
“Backsplash” — emilycreddington
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“Bulk head” — ayesha00
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“lovely” — mystical_15
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“red western cedar with a sikka stain” — andyjeanne
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“Dapa” — Angela Velasco
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“Bed frame and head board” — chamusic357
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“table runner” — midlams
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“Mod house” — tereseburns
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“Window” — jaredwj
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“Windows and step out” — matthewburkey
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“Escalier” — elorene44
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