It is the top two levels that house two small apartments which make the most of the available space on offer. The open plan living area of the apartment on the fourth floor flows into the bedroom with the headboard wall separating the two.
Transforming a Victorian home in the Noe Valley Neighborhood of California into a stylish modern residence that meets the demands of a newlywed couple Geremia Design filled the with bespoke décor and custom finishes. Giving the home a unique personality of its own that combines modernity with a lingering Victorian vibe the fabulous makeover bridges two contrasting eras and design styles without trying too hard. The dark street façade of the remodeled house stands out visually from the homes that surround it and gives it a distinct identity.
On the lower level of the house one finds the living area along with the kitchen dining space and a Zen-style nook next to the staircase that also holds an indoor tree. Additional bedrooms and storage spaces make up the rear part of the ground floor with the first floor holding the master bedroom and study. Skylights that usher in a flood of natural light and smart artificial lighting complete an exquisite home where ergonomics and frugality take precedence over outlandish style and aesthetics!
While the public spaces seem far more transitional the bedroom and bathrooms completely embrace cool contemporary style with minimal décor and a white and gray color scheme. Beautiful blue accents a floating wooden vanity in the bathroom and a shower area with penny tiles add visual contrast even as cleverly placed artwork and wall murals in the kids’ room usher in a hint of bright color.
A small deck extends the living space outdoors and offers a tranquil retreat that lets the homeowners take in the beautiful hilly landscape and the lush green garden. Responding to the environmental needs of the area and keeping construction time and cost down to a minimum were project priorities.
Leaving the street façade unaltered the new addition is spread across two different levels and houses the kitchen dining room and home office among other spaces. But it is the use of large walk-on skylights that draws your attention instantly as the top level skylight also serves as a beautiful private terrace.
Interesting decorative elements from the likes of and décor designed by George Nakashima and Peter Lane give the living space a timeless appeal. Connected with the garden that features a fabulous living wall the open living area and dining space on the mezzanine level seem both relaxing and refined.