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Modern in the Mission

A young family desired a contemporary and airy home in the heart of their vibrant, dense neighborhood in the Mission District. The design called for a clean, bright aesthetic throughout the two story home. The basement of this 1920s home was excavated to allow for more ceiling height and additional square footage. Large windows and door systems that open to the backyard as well as strategic placement of operable skylights throughout helped achieve the desired light and airy feeling of the home.

The embracing of the Scandinavian concept of Hygge and honest use of materials ensures the contemporary home still maintains a cozy, lived-in feeling. The bathrooms feature Tadelakt plaster walls, plywood cabinets, terrazzo floors, creating an understated and calming retreat. Austrian maple floors run throughout the common rooms and bedrooms.

A strategic decision was made to reverse the typical floor plan of such a home, in order to place the great room at the rear of the house and allow direct access to the patio and backyard. Because the primary bedroom is accessed from the home's entry hall, a decorative, hidden wall was installed so that when guests are expected the primary bedroom can be hidden from site.

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2344 sq ft


San Francisco, CA


Joseph Wrigley

Sarah Herlugson



Patrik Argast

General Contractor

ITU Construction

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