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.
Photography: SaA

Inspiration for a transitional home design remodel in San Francisco —  Houzz
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Charmean Neithart Interiors added this to 12 Ideas to Make a Great EntranceOct 20, 2013

Define the space. Does your entry open onto a large room? Create an entry area with bookcases, cabinets or a screen. Open shelves can be used for accessories, keys or family photos.

Lawrence Karol added this to Expert Talk: Wall Dividers Pull Rooms TogetherMay 23, 2012

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."

Dytecture added this to Defining Spaces: 6 Ways to Work With an Open FoyerDec 6, 2011

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.

Natalie Myers added this to Dividers for Modern LivingJul 1, 2011

Shelves can provide the floor-to-ceiling separation and storage, while still connecting spaces via openings in the back. This beautifully made example creates an entry vestibule separate from the living area of the home.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

smithellen added this to Front doorAug 14, 2019

Creates a wall for some privacy

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