jameshillarchitect | 10th AVENUE, INNER SUNSET


This 1940’s patio-style home contained a chain of living spaces separated by an interior lightwell(the patio).  While the living, dining and new kitchen walls are opened wide for a more casual relation, the lightwell and hallway are incorporated into the kitchen for additional space.  The break in flooring materials indicates the location of the wall removed separating hall from kitchen space. Stairs leads up to a new third floor master bedroom suite.  Shadow boxes in the thick wall display a miniature Japanese doll collection. A large skylight at the stair landing above doubles the sunlight to the kitchen below while views of the Golden Gate Park, Bridge and Marin Headlands are seen through the skylight beyond.  In a windowless interior bathroom a false skylight is created with indirect lighting from a concealed source.