An architectural gem perched atop San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, this four-story private residence was designed in 1996 by renowned West Coast architect Jim Jennings. The new owner desired an update of the home’s kitchen and bath that would respect its minimalist concrete and glass architecture. NICOLEHOLLIS focused on a palette of elemental materials such as marble, walnut, steel and concrete that modernized the spaces, while respecting Jennings’ original design. Unexpected surface treatments include a unique scraped marble back splash and air vents that are laser-cut into Moroccan lattice patterns. In the kitchen, the rich walnut custom kitchen cabinetry creates a sense of warmth. The kitchen island is topped with 2-inch thick Calcutta marble. Furnishings include a Frank Gehry cardboard Wiggle chair and bar stools by Kartell. In the bathroom, the countertops were raised and custom walnut cabinetry was crafted throughout. Sandblasted bathroom windows create privacy without blocking light. The dresser, vanity and leather stool are custom designs by NICOLEHOLLIS.
Telegraph Hill Residence
Family Home by NICOLEHOLLIS in San Francisco, CA
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Photography: Mark Adams