Montcalm Street

This 1906 cottage was one of many built on Bernal Hill to provide emergency housing for earthquake refugees. Its steeply sloping lot provided an opportunity to expand into the lower level. A new steel stair leads from the living room to the new master suite below. Windows along the stair offer glimpses of the cityscape beyond. At the garden level, the suite opens up to a newly landscaped back yard and deck.

This project won 1st Place from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for Best Interiors and a 2nd Place Award for Best Exterior.

Completed by BMF Construction. Structural Enginering: SEMCO. Photos: © Michael O'Callahan. Design Team: Phil Rossington, Jackie McKay.
Others who worked on this project: BMF CONSTRUCTION
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Photo: Michael O'Callahan
“Chess” — Liubairu
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Photo: Michael O'Callahan
“Open Stairs” — janelkg
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New master suite at the garden level of this small cottage. Includes a painting studio in the tiny back yard, accessed over a koi pond. Photo: Michael O'Callahan
“Pond” — Eric Gutierrez
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New master suite at the garden level of this small cottage. Includes a painting studio in the tiny back yard, accessed over a koi pond.
“Stair8” — mym3366
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New master suite at the garden level of this small cottage. Includes a painting studio in the tiny back yard, accessed over a koi pond.
“What do you think of this siding?” — elizabuff
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New master suite at the garden level of this small cottage. Includes a painting studio in the tiny back yard, accessed over a koi pond. Photo: Michael O'Callahan
“edge tile with stone” — Martin Dahlke
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New master suite at the garden level of this small cottage. Includes a painting studio in the tiny back yard, accessed over a koi pond.
“Doore” — slamar
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“gardenhouse” — newgirlin
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“Stair 5” — mym3366
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“Stair 6” — mym3366
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“Stair 7” — mym3366
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“Vanity top” — erin468
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“windows” — janethagen
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“Water feature. Could the lower be a lap pool space?” — lewil
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“Stair3” — mym3366
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“Glass panel” — tabentroth
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“Water feature” — yingswang
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“It's like a garden shed in a secluded area of the yard, replete with a tranquil water feature, but i” — babyhunter
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“railing” — Katrina Smith
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“Puerta” — lauraelvi
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“Ograda” — casaamila
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