San Francisco Loft 2019-12-23T17:16:34-08:00

Project Description

San Francisco Loft


This loft building was conceived by the architect/developer to be industrial in nature. So materials were crude. Construction was rough. Metal support beams were exposed and weren’t attractive in design to be an asset. Lighting was improperly planned so areas weren’t lit properly. While my client loved the South Park location, the construction and materials were too crude for him. In our remodeling and furnishings selections, the aim was for more refinement and functionality.

In this dining room, the walls were painted a deep purple. The painting behind the table was selected at The San Francisco Art Fair. The rusty red color matches the vertical iron support posts shown in the before and after photos of the opposite wall. The squiggly lines in the painting mimic the design of the dining table base. The dining chairs are actually office side chairs and have woven, webbed backs. The table and chairs reflect the industrial nature of the building.



The console table on the back was designed by a local furniture designer. It appears to be floating as there as legs only on the left side. The cabinet glass door, on the top of the table, slides in a metal channel on the table top. The ceiling is covered in corrugated aluminum sheets, covering the ceiling joists, retaining the industrial nature of the building, but with more refined materials. The molded glass pendant fixture above the dining table was designed and manufactured by Pam Morris, an internationally known light fixture designer from Sausalito.



The previous kitchen had masonite cabinets, with the doors installed inside out. The only lighting was a fluorescent tube, which provided only down light. The work spaces had no light. The island did not provide seating.

The cabinets were replaced in maple, of a higher quality. All the appliances were faced to match the cabinets for a clean look. The stair step design of the glass inserts in the upper doors echo the stair shape on the opposite wall, not shown. The interior of the cabinets is black and black dishes are stored there so that only the shape of the stair stepped panes is seen.

The two rectangular niches on the left wall contain light fixture to give accent lighting.




The before photos at the bottom show the original, messy, unorganized space. The after photo shows my design for a glass work table top, supported on the left side by resting it on a stainless steel, low file cabinet. The right side of the table is supported by one leg. The leg has a hidden plate inside the bottom which is screwed to the floor. The leg sits over the plate after the plate is installed. The top of the leg is flat except for a small hole in the center. The leg goes up to the bottom of the glass and is secured by the placement of another disc over the glass. A peg at the bottom of this disc goes through a small hole in the glass, making a secure connection.

To give him additional storage space and a place for a desk top computer, the cabinet on the right opens to reveal storage space and additional work space. The placement of his work spaces allow him to enjoy a view of South Park, a small oval park, originally a race track, in the Victorian era.