Newly and custom constructed in 2014 for a technology company executive, this home is distinguished with a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, which is the highest level possible. Designed by David Marlatt of DNM Architects, the home shows no clichés of aesthetics often associated with energy efficiency. Rather, the design is sleek, angular, and modern driven by the site of the lot, which includes a completely remodeled guesthouse.
The three-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bathroom residence minimizes energy, but maximizes space on several levels. The home is turn-key-ready. A side-by-side, two-car garage occupies the ground level; two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a laundry room make up the second level; the main entrance on the third level comprises an open kitchen, a living room, and a dining room, plus a half-bathroom; the fourth level is devoted to the master suite; and the fifth level is an outdoor living room on the rooftop.
At the front of the home, diagonally-angled, large walls of glass direct the eye toward exceptional downtown San Francisco views that are spectacular day or night. On the south-facing rear side, eco-consciousness is exemplified by a wall of industrial polycarbonate panels, which filter heat for energy efficiency, allow for abundant natural light, and also obscure the guesthouse across the rear courtyard. Maximizing the views on the city side of the home, the interior open-tread stairs spanning three levels were placed in front of these modern panels. Nine- to 10-foot ceiling heights enhance the open concept floor plan.
Whether a primary residence or a pied-à-terre, this modern home is ideal for city living at the confluence of several sought-after neighborhoods: Eureka Valley, the Castro, Noe Valley, Buena Vista Park, and Corona Heights. Plus, with an outstanding Walk Score of 94 and a Transit Score of 90, not only is the home eco-friendly, but so is the location.
Gregg Lynn is the listing agent for this property.
San Francisco, CA, 94114