Newly and custom constructed in 2014 for a technology company executive, this home is distinguished with a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the highest level possible. Designed by David Marlatt of DNM Architects, the home shows no clichés of aesthetics often associated with energy efficiency. Rather, the design is sleek, angular, and modern driven by the site of the lot, which includes a completely remodeled Guest House.
The three Bedroom, two and one-half Baths Residence minimizes energy but maximizes space on several levels. The home is available turn-key ready. A side-by-side two-car Garage occupies the Ground Level; two Bedrooms, a Bath and Laundry Room make up the Second Level; the Main Entrance on the Third Level comprises an open Kitchen, Living and Dining Areas plus a Half-Bath; the Fourth Level is devoted to the Master Suite; and, the Fifth Level is the Outdoor Living Room on the Rooftop.
At the front of the home, diagonally-angled, large walls of glass direct the eye toward exceptional Downtown San Francisco views, spectacular day or night. On the south-facing rear side, eco-consciousness is exemplified by a wall of industrial polycarbonate panels which filter heat for energy efficiency, allow for abundant natural light, and also obscure the Guest House across the Rear Courtyard.
Maximizing the views on the City side of the home, the interior open-tread stairs spanning three levels were placed in front of these modern panels. Nine-to-ten-foot ceiling heights enhance the open-concept floor plan.
Whether a primary residence or a pied-à-terre, this modern home is ideal for City living at the confluence of several sought-after neighborhoods – Eureka Valley, the Castro, Noe Valley, Buena Vista Park and Corona Heights. Plus, with an outstanding Walk Score of 94 and a Transit Score of 90, not only is the home eco-friendly, so is the location.