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.
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Photo: Michael O'Callahan
“small lights in stairwell” — Dorsay Design
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Photo: Michael O'Callahan
“gardenhouse” — newgirlin
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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
“For papa and mama” — wizel15
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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.
“gardenhouse roof inspiration” — newgirlin
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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
“jessica” — Jessica Vargas
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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.
“love the water feature” — westrade
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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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“Simplicidad de baño” — larralarralarra
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“windows” — janethagen
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“door, pond and porch” — kisspris
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“Stair3” — mym3366
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“The fixed pane of glass” — Kim Brown
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“Waterfeature front entrance” — schwengle
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“slanted roof and simple, would like it a bit more open air” — Kevin Jarvis
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“railing is red?” — legan2
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“Sink” — Julie Clelland Longo
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“red” — Isaman design, Inc.
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