12th Street ResidenceContemporary Kitchen, San Francisco

We opened up walls to set up a visual axis from the living and dining rooms to the backyard. Consolidating storage to a wall of full-height cabinets keeps the counter space free of visual obstructions.

The sculptural figure is by the artist Chris Donnelly. The owners of the house are art collectors and it's one of the pieces in their collection. You can find out more about the artist here: http://chrisdonnelly.popslice.com/

photo by Lincoln Barbour

Example of a small trendy galley kitchen design in San Francisco with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash and no island —  Houzz
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tobitamara wrote:Oct 2, 2011
franca1966 wrote:Aug 1, 2015
  • franca1966

    Thank you. If I must would you recommend stove across from the sink? Yes, I will be working with a designer. Just wanted to get some ideas first.

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    Ogawa Fisher Architects

    That might be one option. It might be possible to do an island kitchen configuration (and put the stove on the island) if you narrow the circulation around the island to 42". Again, it's hard to say without a detailed analysis of the existing conditions and plan. Good luck!

kelly4au wrote:Jan 5, 2013
  • barbcheyne
    is it slippery?
  • Allison Cook
    It is not slippery at all. I feel comfortable running up and down the stairs.
jadlin wrote:Jan 9, 2016
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects

    Hi, this kitchen was completed in 2010, so these exact cabinets are no longer available at IKEA. But the VOXTORP series in their current lineup might be a close equivalent.

  • sahar01

    Thank you

Vahideh Ben Ghozi wrote:Sep 2, 2013
maryoroyne wrote:Jan 7, 2016
  • maryoroyne

    thanks ! I looked on the referenced website Flexco rubber floor tiles but there are many types under several headings.. which type did you use? I ask because we are redoing our galley kitchen and do not want to have to redo the flooring in the rest of the house. So was looking for something looked like it was designed that way.. !

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WishICouldAffordThat wrote:Dec 29, 2012
  • WishICouldAffordThat
    Thank you so much for the speedy reply! Probably he is not close enough (San Antonio) to make that practical, but I would love to see a photo of the window and curtains if that is possible. I could send you my email address or perhaps you could post a link if such a photo is already out there. I am installing new casings around some windows that will look very similar to this, but have been unsure about how to position curtain rods. I won't copy his design, but might find something similar, and I would love to see the final window treatment and how the rods and brackets look! BTW had a chuckle over the boat motor used as "sculpture"! Clearly a family of boating enthusiasts!
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects
    Unfortunately, I don't have any additional photos of the curtain or curtain rods, but I am happy to get you in touch with the metal fabricator, who can probably send you additional images and possibly a quote. If you can send your email address to hiromi@ogawafisher.com, I can make the connection. Thanks.
lauravandehey wrote:May 17, 2013
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    I believe rubber floor tiles are around $6 - $7 per square foot for the material. We typically have the contractor supply the material and installation (including any necessary adhesives) but rubber floor tiles are available at showrooms and stores as well. The tiles are usually sold in packs of 20. I hope that helps!
  • Jennifer Laughlin
    I had a rubber floor like this one - it was orangish - on my kitchen floor. I found it very difficult to keep clean. But, I purchased mine at Lowes and it may have been made of different material and not had any type of surface treatment that allowed for easier maintenance. Super cool looking, but over time it just got to the point where I had to scrub each tile with a brush to try to keep it clean.
craabe wrote:Apr 24, 2013
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects
    Have you tried a flooring showroom? Rubber flooring is typically available in stores that sell vinyl flooring and carpet. They should be able to sell to you directly. In addition to designers, contractors can also purchase rubber flooring through wholesale vendors. Good luck!
  • Kristy Craig
anne1028 wrote:Sep 12, 2012
  • anne1028
    Below you say IKEAFlooring but I can find no sign of that on the website. Thanks!
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects
    Hi, I think Vanessa meant Flooring: Flexco (the IKEA refers to the kitchen cabinets and pantry paneling). You can find more information on Flexco flooring here:

doogan1 wrote:Apr 11, 2017
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects

    I believe it was the low profile in Charcoal. I would recommend getting a sample and putting it in your room/area to confirm that it's the right choice for your home. Flexco has a range of grays and they are subtly different. I hope that helps!

Farelle Dee wrote:Dec 9, 2014
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects
    Hello, yes it's a sculpture by the artist Chris Donnelly. The owners of the house are art collectors and it's one of the pieces in their collection. You can find out more about the artist here: http://chrisdonnelly.popslice.com/
David Branley wrote:Apr 23, 2014
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects
    Hello David, I know we already discussed your question through a separate message, but wanted to note the color here for future reference. The Flexco color used in this project is called Charcoal. But I suggest that you put a sample against your other finishes to confirm if it all works together. I hope that helps!
jesshartung wrote:Apr 24, 2013
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects
    The owners purchased the foldable chairs from an antique store. I'm sorry I don't have a source for you...
tetleys wrote:Mar 6, 2013
Wen Tien wrote:Oct 30, 2012
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    Ogawa Fisher Architects
    both kitchen cabinet types are from IKEA. They frequently change their finish options, so the exact match may not be available, but we find that they always have a good selection.
Murray Designs wrote:Feb 9, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Laura Gaskill added this to What to Look for in a House if You Plan to Age in PlaceMar 17, 2017

2. Nonslip, comfort flooring. Wood, linoleum, cork or even rubber flooring (which is shown here) are good choices for hardworking rooms. These materials are easier on the joints (and safer for falls) than harder materials such as stone, tile and concrete.7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort

Jennifer Ott Design added this to 7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking ComfortAug 21, 2013

RubberThis is a bit of an unusual choice in a residential kitchen, but rubber flooring is becoming more common in homes. Soft, springy and durable, it is a terrific choice if you want to stand for hours in your kitchen without bringing on the aches and pains. Rubber flooring is available in tile and sheet formats, and should be sealed after installation and again every year or two, depending on traffic and wear. Material cost: $6 to $12 per square foot

Julia Pockett added this to Can We Bounce Some Great Recycled-Rubber Ideas Off You?Jun 17, 2013

Considerations: The amount of postconsumer recycled content in rubber flooring varies greatly depending on the manufacturer. Some use both recycled and natural rubber, so pay attention to content labels and look for a high percentage of recycled content that's locally produced.

Vanessa Brunner added this to 8 Inventive Kitchen Floor TreatmentsApr 9, 2013

3. Sturdy rubber tile in Portland. Flexco rubber tile flooring may look commercial in some spaces, but it fits with this kitchen's industrial undertones. The individual tiles make planning different-size spaces easy and feel great underfoot. See more of this kitchen

Vanessa Brunner added this to Kitchen of the Week: An Open and Light-Filled TransformationSep 30, 2011

Rubber tile flooring was a practical choice that also went well with the kitchen's industrial feel. Ogawa and Fisher built a full-height pantry on one side of the kitchen (the wood panel visible to the left in this photo). This piece was designed to look more like a piece of furniture than a storage unit, but it saves drawer space and makes up for the lack of upper cabinetry. Sink: BlancoWood panels for pantry: IKEAFlooring: FlexcoMore:Kitchen of the Week: Creative, Colorful, and ModernKitchen of the Week: A Warm and Eco-Friendly UpdateKitchen of the Week: Black-and-White Elegance for 7

What Houzzers are commenting on:

HU-370416208 added this to Parsons House7 hours ago

Kitchen on one wall pretty much

qhsprn1001 added this to Newby ProjectJul 23, 2019

Rubber flooring. Available in tile and sheet formats. Should be sealed after installation and again every year or two, depending on traffic and wear.

cherylrssll added this to Wish ListJul 11, 2019

Floor - nice texture with a sheen, not a shine.

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