Mid-sized rustic two-story wood exterior home idea in San Francisco

15 Rockledge

Rustic Exterior, San Francisco

Featured on the cover of the Boston Globe Magazine, this “modern cottage” was designed to accommodate the client’s intimate lifestyle, with an open floor plan that allows light to flow through the rooms. Primary household functions were placed in opposite corners of the house to orchestrate a diagonal movement from one end of the house to the other, which in turn creates a sense of spaciousness within this modest structure.
Mid-sized rustic two-story wood exterior home idea in San Francisco - Houzz

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isabelq2014Isabel Woodward wrote:May 16, 2016
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    COASTROAD Hearth & Patio
    4 years ago

    The exposed vent on the outside of the house above appears to be a Class "A" UL127 chimney, so it is a manufactured wood-burning fireplace, but I don't know if you would call this "traditional":

    (this is a photo from that project)

    By the way, exposing that much chimney looks really cool, but being exposed to the cold outdoor air means it will take longer to heat up the chimney to establish draft. There's a good chance that the fireplace has a little problem with being smoky during startup, which might be why there's snow on the ground in the photo above but the windows are open.

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    4 years ago

    As it has a chimney, there is a high chance that this house has one wood burning fireplace. But it's not certain that there is only one fireplace in the house. There are lot of variation this days. Like tabletop fireplace which runs with gel fuel. Electric fireplace. Gas fireplace which doesn't need any chimney.

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Very interesting way to have a balcony at the top - could consider for Barnes