Open House Obsession: Spectacular Noe Valley Dwelling by John Maniscalco on the Market, $3.1M

Where: 630 27th Street, Noe Valley
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 8th and 9th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
How Much: $3.095M
What: Designed by architect John Maniscalco and built about a twelve years ago, this 4-bed, 3-bath house looks back to the '50s Case Study House architects– specifically Pierre Koenig and Richard Neutra. The facade was recently updated under the architect's guidance, replacing dark wood and Cor-Ten steel details with stucco and frosted glass panels around the second-story entry patio and giving it a crisp new look:

Inside, the glass bridge steals the show– while illuminating the lower level:


From the garage, you enter an illuminated gallery leading to the three bedrooms on the lower level– considering how much we drive in San Francisco, a nice space to come home to:

The open-plan upper level has an L-shaped space open to the view, plus a large 4th bedroom and full bath (not shown) beyond the dining area that would make a great media/family room.

Bonus points– the kitchen is big enough for two islands while retaining a compact work area with two prep areas and a door to the patio:


On the lower level are three high-ceilinged bedrooms and the expected luxurious bathrooms, plus the master suite has a private deck and view of downtown from the bathtub:

The lot plunges sharply, and at the bottom of the garden is a secluded deck:


What We Like: Along with a glass-paved bridge filtering light into the lower level, we like the way the kitchen has been integrated visually into the living room while the nuts-and-bolts of cooking and cleaning up are far enough away. Plus there's never enough good modern domestic design to go around– and this house sets a high standard.
More: Have a look at the realtor's dedicated site for more images. John Maniscalco received the CH+D Award for Residential Architecture in 2011 for this wonderful lodge near Lake Tahoe. Below, the living room deck:

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