Hopkins Studio specializes in contemporary residential design and sustainable architecture. Our projects range from small interior remodels, to major home additions, to new single and multi-family residences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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We approached John @ Hopkins Studio to help us reconfigure the third floor of our San Francisco home, including the creation of a master suite. John's first success was to creatively negotiate with the city and come up with an approved plan that also met our needs and vision. John possesses an impeccable work ethic and a passion for his work, with an acute aesthetic sense, foresight, and great listening skills. His goal is clearly making sure he designed the home we're looking for. Knowing this is our first major remodeling project, John is patient, trustworthy and most importantly, very committed until the work is completed and delivered by the contractor. We couldn't have found a better fit for this project and would certainly recommend John in a heartbeat!
John Hopkins created an inspired design to renovate the entire rear third of our hundred-year old San Francisco Edwardian on all three floors. The project included the kitchen, master bedroom, a guest room, four full baths, and a new atrium staircase. He was involved in every aspect of the project from design to completion, and was extremely helpful in keeping costs under control while also ensuring the highest quality. His design related the new elements to the old, so that the house has good flow and the new melds easily with what existed before. His understanding of light results in space that feels magical and invites people to linger. John is a good listener, and he was able to adapt to and translate our needs so that the final product is more lovely than we could have imagined. His time and cost estimates are accurate, and he delivers as promised. We enjoy our living space immensely, and toast him -- years later -- on a regular basis. We would hire him for our next house, but this one is so great we'll never want to move.
We worked with architect John Hopkins of Hopkins Studio to design a renovation and addition to the back of a traditional San Francisco Edwardian home. John Hopkins took an abstract modern idea and helped make it possible and unique. He understood the vision and was very instrumental in helping to see the project through. Renovation included a new kitchen and eating area, two story atrium, guestroom below the kitchen and deck above the atrium and deck (off of the bedroom upstairs), and back patio leading out to the garden. While the front of the house is traditional 1910 design and detailed with rich wood paneling and character, the back part of the house opens up with white walls, large glass windows across the back of the house house. the kitchen is done with modern appliances, cherry wood floors, bamboo cabinets and granite counter-tops. The outside is white stucco and windows and deck and stairs of Brazilian epee wood. A complete opposite from the front of the house and it works! John Hopkins was a joy to work with and listened to what we wanted, but also had a strong sense of vision and design and really helped guide us to make good choices that made sense to the overall design. This project would never have been possible without all the help and dedication John Hopkins gave to the project. We love our home and it always gets a big positive reaction from anyone who sees it for the first time. It is the ultimate entertaining home. John Hopkins is knowledgeable, professional, dedicated and passionate. He continued to work with the contractors throughout the year long renovation to ensure things were being done right and the way he envisioned it. We consulted him regularly when choosing materials, floors, tiles, cabinets, fixtures, etc and he was always willing to share his opinion and offer suggestions. John Hopkins is creative and gets excited about unique projects with unique challenges. I would definitely recommend Hopkins Studio for any project you want done well and is not just an ordinary renovation, but something truly special and unique.