SteelHouse1and2 : Orange is the New Green
Innovative Design in the Heart of Noe
Award-winning, Zack/de Vito Architecture + Construction has unveiled a new creation in the heart of Noe Valley, steps from the thriving 24th Street corridor. Two unique, free-standing condominiums, designed to enclose a common courtyard, share a single lot while maintaining their individual architectural identity. The unapologetic modern design is planned for maximum spatial efficiency with unsurpassed attention to detail and craft, expressing their handmade quality at every turn.
SteelHouse1 : 1318 Church Street
Occupying the front of the lot, this new, ground up TownHouse with an impressive, modern façade stands out from the more traditional buildings along this urban corridor. Clad with corten steel, cement board and stucco, this building encompasses two full floors of light-filled living space accommodating three bedrooms and two full baths. The dramatic open floor plan is enhanced by clean lines and sophisticated modern finishes, including industrial structural steel complimented by warm oiled-oak floors and custom walnut cabinetry. The master bedroom boasts a private roof deck illuminated by its desirable western exposure. The ground floor includes one car parking and a private office space, nicely isolated from the main living levels.
SteelHouse2 : 1320 Church Street:
Occupying the back of the lot, the fully-renovated, two-story structure has been transformed to fit perfectly into this modern context. This building also encompasses two full floors of living space, with the entertaining spaces positioned at the top level. The open floor plan is enhanced by extraordinary light with modern steel and wood details that visually connect the two floors. This building accommodates two bedrooms and two full baths on the lower floor, with a third bedroom with en-suite bath at the upper, main living level. A private south-west-facing deck is directly accessed from both the kitchen and the upper bedroom at this level. Finishes include walnut stairs, oiled-oak flooring, custom rift-cut white oak cabinetry, and composite quartz counter-tops. One car parking is provided for this unit in the front building.
Both buildings incorporate green design which includes radiant floor heating that is zoned for efficiency; state-of-the-art thermal-rated windows; material selections that are driven by sustainability; and mechanical and structural systems that are ‘solar ready’. The two modern buildings live like single family homes, while offering a unique opportunity for an extended family or single owner to enjoy the entire compound.
SteelHouse1 : 1318 Church Street
Building Features and Finishes:
SteelHouse2 : 1320 Church Street
Building Features and Finishes
Over the years, Noe Valley has become one of San Francisco's most coveted residential areas. Many of the Victorian and Edwardian homes in the area have been updated for modern living, and the area is very convenient for out-of-town and downtown commuters alike, with easy access to highways and the J-Church Muni Metro line. Twin Peaks rises high above the valley, blocking much of the fog that lingers in the city's Western neighborhoods; frequent sunny days make this a wonderful home for those who love socializing with their neighbors. 24th Street is the heart of the neighborhood, and here you will find friendly faces popping in and out of boutiques, restaurants, charming cafes, salons and a bevy of long-standing small businesses. Throughout San Francisco, this area is known as a popular place for both new parents and dog lovers to congregate - watch out for strollers and dog leashes while window-shopping! The inclusiveness of the neighborhood is bolstered by a number of community events, including a weekly farmers market and October's much looked-forward-to Harvest Festival. Of course, Noe Valley neighbors find reasons to gather every day -- whether at Douglass Park playground, the newly opened recreation center and dog run, or just out in front of one of the many coffee venues.
Design Principals: Jim Zack & Lise de Vito
Project Architect: Ryan Knock
Design Staff: Matthew Oh, Brent Hores, Darren Hodies
Project Manager: Jim Zack
Site Manager and Partner: Bruce Wickstrom
Master Carpenters: Shane Klare, Jeff Hunt, Mark Ikels, Jesus Ramirez, Jorge Barahona, Darren Hodies
Lise de Vito and Helen de Normanville
Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction is a San Francisco based design office founded by Jim Zack and Lise de Vito. The firm provides architecture, interior design and construction services. The focus of the office is designing and building finely detailed, well crafted homes, restaurants and work environments.