Architecture: Architecture General Studio Mason St Peter
by Mason St. Peter
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Our friends Paul and Kate recently purchased their first home. Congratulations guys! Kate is a lawyer and Paul is a piano technician. Their new home is located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco on a 25 x 120 foot lot. A zero lot line with the existing house placed at the rear of the property and the street frontage being only a 16 foot tall fence, has over the past 100 years, allowed for a tranquil green zone to flourish. In an effort to provide more living space an office and a piano workshop, General Studio has designed a modest addition to the neighboring context, while at the same time, preserving the inner calm of the site. The existing house is getting a new kitchen, reconfigured service areas, and reclaiming an existing exterior rear porch. The new configuration connects to the existing upstairs loft with the aid of an open rear wall, perforated by horizontal wood mullions providing privacy and allowing light to fill the living areas. Design by Mason St. Peter ©2011.