Lovell ResidenceModern Family Room, San Francisco

Inspiration for a modern family room remodel in San Francisco with beige walls and a wall-mounted tv —  Houzz
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css1275 wrote:February 6, 2013
bundy7 wrote:September 22, 2014
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    Quezada Architecture
    Attached under the cabinet is a small infrared sensor that is then wired to all the equipment in the cabinet so yes, you are able to control all the equipment without opening the cabinet. One issue is the heat dissipation... If it is running for a long time, it does get hot in there. And about the grey surround... Yes, those are the speakers. There are also speakers behind the fabric wall panels and there is a sub-woofer in the floating cabinet. We cut a hole in the bottom of the cabinet so the sound could travel down.
  • Lori711

    Who makes this beautiful cabinet?

skiwert wrote:March 17, 2012
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    oops...i meant to say reclaimed redwood...
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    Quezada Architecture
    No, it is not reclaimed. I believe our contractor bought it at Golden State Lumber in Marin and had the "v" groove milled but I am sure it is pretty standard and that any larger lumber supplier should be able to get it for you. The v groove is 1/4". Good luck!
Karen Hartnett wrote:April 6, 2013
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    Quantum Windows & Doors
    Thank you for the mention Quezada!

    Karen - please feel free to contact us at 800-287-6650 or visit our website at
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    Jon Koehler Sculpture
    stunning design...great job. Love the uniqueness of the design
714butter2003 wrote:December 27, 2012
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    what kind of wood is the floating cabinet made of? its beautiful!
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    Quezada Architecture
    Our cabinet maker is Eric Monk, owner of Sonoma Millworks. If you are in the SF Bay Area, please send me a message off-line and I will give you his contact information. The cabinet is made of cherry veneer with touch latch hardware similar to the dining room.
jackieflick wrote:February 20, 2011
mccleary1 wrote:August 19, 2013
dianehk wrote:March 15, 2012
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    Quezada Architecture
    Yes... the window does lock at the handle and there is a removable retraint to make sure the window does not open more that 4".
  • Jay Pearson
    Loewen makes this window... Called and access
tycoon wrote:January 13, 2012
amyhouse wrote:December 16, 2011
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    Bentley Design
  • Mary Nell Davis

    How kind of you to take the time to reply to all the questions and comments. This is definitely a Great Room.

flyblack44 wrote:October 20, 2011
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    Quezada Architecture
    The material is plate steel with a clear finish to show the natural color and texture of the steel.
Laurel Raker wrote:October 26, 2015
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    Quezada Architecture
    The light fixtures are commercial fixtures made in Italy. The are 100% attached at the wall with a very thin guide wire triangulating from the end back to the wall for stability. They work well to get light out into the space when you can't attach anything to the ceiling or don't have the ceiling height for a wall sconce uplight. If you want to know the manufacturer, let me know and I can dig it up for you. I don't recall off hand but they are dimmable fluorescent tubes.
  • ndd92

    Yes. If you don’t mind, please give the manufacturer.

BURGQUIST wrote:June 4, 2014
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    HighEnd Solutions (Skylights, Canopies & Knotwood
    Looks like a mall wall or major industries type of glazing. Funky acrylic unit with insulation inside.
    Verses coloured glass of course.
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    Quezada Architecture
    It is a product called Kalwall which is become more popular in residential applications but used widely in airports, schools, etc. It is a very economical product and produces great light in the space.
smilez808 wrote:April 1, 2016
klja wrote:May 12, 2014
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    Quezada Architecture
    I believe it is about 12-14 inches off the ground. It kind of depends on your space and the depth of the cabinet.
waelrawwa wrote:November 23, 2013
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    Quezada Architecture
    No... the ceiling is made of Kalwall, a material commonly used in commercial/civic projects such as airport and schools. It is fairly easy to install by an experienced professional and quite reasonably prices. We used it in this addition as this den is attached to the kitchen which was on the west side of the house and we wanted to maximize the daylight in the space.
mcnurse123 wrote:June 29, 2012
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    Quezada Architecture
    We were working with existing 7' bays so the distance is 14'. I would go more like 16' if you have the room.
skiwert wrote:March 17, 2012
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    Quezada Architecture
    If you mean the cabinet under the TV, that is custom book-matched Cherry veneer. If you mean the built-in nook on the other side, it has a plate steel surround with the same redwood siding behind and sand blasted glass. Hope that answers your question.
Glen Matejka wrote:September 25, 2011
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    Niki Papadopoulos
    My only guess is that they might be light fixtures. Beautiful space.
brucentracy wrote:April 11, 2011
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    The Shabby Nest
    A warm gray would work well in this room.. Perhaps Elephant Skin from Behr.
pochohs wrote:June 15, 2016

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    David K Warfel at added this to How to Light Your Ceiling RightMarch 13, 2018

    9. Luminous. If the weather were always sunny, the temperature always 72 and bugs didn’t exist, we could skip the ceiling altogether and open up to the sky. Since this idealized living situation is highly unlikely, we have luminous ceilings that can mimic the effect of open skies. These glowing ceilings are extremely popular in commercial architecture today, and it makes sense that we are seeing more of them in homes too. Whether created as a continuous diffused skylight or made of translucent glass back-lit with LED panels, a luminous ceiling creates a dramatic statement in any home. MoreCreative Ceilings Take Rooms to New HeightsFind an architect to integrate lighting into your design

    Toronto Interior Design Group added this to How to Hide the TV, No Cabinet RequiredAugust 31, 2016

    Don’t forget that we see rooms in 3D, and not just as a series of separate walls. Sometimes the best way to balance out a TV is by putting something with a similar visual weight on the opposite side of the room, like this dark bookshelf.

    Becky Harris added this to Houzzers Say: A Wish List for the Entire HouseFebruary 22, 2012

    7. Well-placed outlets and switches. Think ahead about where you want your wall outlets and switches. While we already saw a lot of clever spots in the kitchen suggestion ideabook and the bathroom suggestion ideabook, it's true all over the house. A media room requires extra thought; you need to figure out where you want your stereo and TV equipment and what kinds of outlets these will require. Furthermore, you want them well placed so that you don't have the eyesore of cords. Another similar consideration for the media room is placement of surround sound speakers. You'll also need to plan for your reading spots. If you want to float sofas and chairs away from walls, plan for outlets in the floor near the furniture.

    Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Magical Materials: Luminous Kalwall Lets the Sunshine InJanuary 25, 2012

    The Kalwall ceiling continues into more than just the kitchen of this home. This sitting area is bathed in a luminous light from above.

    Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Tech in Design: Where to Put Your Flat-Screen TVSeptember 25, 2011

    For optimum viewing, where should you place the TV? Place the TV at eye-level. For the best viewing angle, place the TV low so that when you are seated, your head is even with the middle of the screen. You'll be most comfortable if you can sit looking straight ahead, rather than up or down at the screen.

    Scheer & Co. Interior Design added this to Micro Design: Neat Little NichesJune 15, 2011

    This design takes advantage of an opportunity to display family photos in a modern setting. The dark color of the niche contrasts the wood paneling and coordinates with the television, creating a subtle play of rectangles and keeping the space uncluttered but warm.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    RUCKERHILL added this to HearthfireFebruary 13, 2020

    - loft as chill zone....crack open a of good bourbon.....or if you are into it....smoke a bowl.

    Allison Blecker added this to TV RoomJanuary 6, 2020

    I like the set up and colors of the couch & cushions

    Marcus added this to Wall UnitsDecember 30, 2019

    Hanging cabinet like this would be great for the media unit. Make it smaller and put the speakers on stands?

    snowboots added this to House ideasNovember 26, 2019

    SO COZY what more do you need in a tv room, really? This is perfect.

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