A classic post-war apartment in San Francisco's Pacific Heights... Small rooms, smaller windows, and little advantage taken of either the views or the light. The architect's task was to reorganize the space, redirect the focus, and reinforce the assets of the site. The strategy was to have a series of objects inhabit and animate the apartment. A new entry hall organizes the floor plan and acts as a hinge between public and private. A fireplace hearth, surround, and wall act as a visual anchor at the center of the public space, around which the living room, dining area, and kitchen rotate. And, a new organic dining table, supported by branch-like legs at one end and a rigid beam at the other, provides a needed programmatic element in an unimposing manner.
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