A Modern Restaurant Honors its Architectural History

Located in a historic brick and timber building in San Francisco’s Mission District, The Abbot's Cellar is on the site of the former Valencia Hotel, which was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. Completed in July 2012, the 2,990 square foot design for the restaurant space focused on honoring the rich history of the building and the lineage of old-world craft beer brewing that originated in Monasteries hundreds of years ago. The challenge was to use the design elements and materials to enhance the existing space without becoming kitschy.

Mary Polizzotti
Lundberg Design; Olle Lundberg, designer; Ryan Hughes, designer/project manager

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