Geddes Ulinskas Architects designs residence that includes a cast-glass stair
Native studio Geddes Ulinskas Architects has accomplished an expansive residence in Cow Hole, San Francisco with indoor-outdoor areas, a forged glass staircase and stone detailing.
The Bay Space studio designed the 12,000-square foot (1,114-square metre) residence on a vacant 0.26 acre (1,073 sq. metre) lot that appears out to the Golden Gate Bridge.
“We had been deeply impressed by the pure setting for the design of this residence and sought to deliver the outside in as a lot as doable,” principal and founder Geddes Ulinskas advised Dezeen.
Accomplished in 2021 for developer Troon Pacific, the three-storey, six-bedroom house is comprised of stacked envelopes that permit for steady glazing.
“The construction is pulled again from the outside partitions,” the studio mentioned. “Columns are set in with glass to create a floating impact of the roof and permit for a linear ribbon of bronze home windows all through the house.”
Heat wood-wrapped roof eaves cling over the sleek plaster exterior partitions that distinction the tough split-faced limestone entry, whereas a picket 20-feet-tall (6 metres) monumental door leads inside from a landscaped entry.
“Earlier than the doorway, a seating space and adjoining eating room confide in the backyard by means of floor-to-ceiling, full-width pocketed sliding glass doorways,” the studio continued. “The doorways forged a minimal footprint to create essentially the most clear relationship between inside and exterior residing.”
On the inside, pure supplies akin to wooden and hand-textured stone pair with customized paneling and blackened metal finishes.
“We utilized nature-inspired colours akin to charcoal and darkish inexperienced with fixtures impressed by water ripples, lightning, and different fractal types,” Ulinskas mentioned.
Sliding glass doorways proceed all through the house opening residing areas to sweeping San Francisco views, whereas delicate particulars – like material stretched over the ceiling to hide technical tools – create clear strains and uninterrupted surfaces.
The double-height lobby contains a metal and glass staircase that “reads extra like a two-storey piece of artwork than the product of development,” the studio mentioned.
Oakland-based artist John Lewis crafted the sculptural stairwell by pouring molten glass right into a four-inch thick type and cooling the stable glass treads for 3 months. The staircase is suspended between a reflecting pool and an operable skylight.
The house additionally contains a personal film theatre, wine room, fitness center, 72-foot lap pool, built-in stainless-steel spa and a wellness spa with a glass-enclosed sauna and steam bathe.
Atop the house sits a big rooftop deck with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and a stone-crafted hearth desk.
Different houses in San Francisco embody John Maniscalco’s angular four-storey residence and a four-storey townhome by Feldman Structure topped with a rooftop backyard.
The pictures is by Jacob Elliot.
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