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20th street residence san francisco, ca

firm / nick noyes architecture

DB: Southern California has many minimalist homes, but there are not as many in San Francisco. What made your clients choose this particular style of home? Nick Noyes: The clients asked for a house that was more integrated with its urban site, took advantage of the panoramic city views to the north, maximized the benefits of the excellent southern exposure, and had a more open and connected arrangement of interior spaces. A composition of solid and transparent planes and interlocking volumes define a zone of vertical circulation and double-height spaces that connect the four levels of the house. A large skylight lets light filter deep into the interior. Spatial richness and modest, yet warm materials create a welcoming mood and sense of serenity.

Principal Architect / NICK NOYES project type / residential PHOTOGRApher / Bruce Damonte

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