Saturday, February 25, 2012

Russian Hill Residence by John Maniscalco Architecture

 This four-story home establishes an understated but dignified urban presence on an atypically wide San Francisco site. A transitional two-story glass-walled entry hall draws users to an airy and open living level. An increasingly light stair element transitions from floor to floor ultimately arriving at a roof deck enjoying panoramic views.

The open living space includes a kitchen and living area, a very attractive setup; but it’s the subtle repetition that really pulls this room together. You’ll notice that the chrome legs on the Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona chairs echo the shape and shine of the tables – and the table tops seem to echo the large chocolate pendant and rustic dining stools. Overall, this is a very cohesive and calming modern design.