Martha Road Ranch HouseTransitional, San Francisco
The most noteworthy quality of this suburban home was its dramatic site overlooking a wide- open hillside. The interior spaces, however, did little to engage with this expansive view. Our project corrects these deficits, lifting the height of the space over the kitchen and dining rooms and lining the rear facade with a series of 9' high doors, opening to the deck and the hillside beyond.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Make an entrance. This is another design by Neal Schwartz. "We needed to add just a bit of formality to this ranch house, although we couldn’t create a truly separate entry foyer," he says. "Here, the bookshelves are accessed from both sides of the room and give the entry just enough of a sense of division and formality."
1. Large area rug. is placed in this open entry area and provide a space for guests to take off their shoes and lead them into other parts of the house.2. Built-in units. The open nature of this unit keeps the brightness from the window and sidelights on the door. This strategy works great as a divider for other rooms as well.