Open House Obsession: Subtle, Sophisticated Ideas Transform a Victorian Cottage

Where: 17 Buena Vista Avenue, Upper Haight
When: Sunday, May 25 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
What: a 2-bed, 1-bath condo with a separate, unconnected studio with a kitchenette and bath in a c.1900 cottage on the south edge of Buena Vista Park. Asking $1.395M, the top-floor condominium in a 2-unt building was renovated by architects Envelope A+D (Delfina, PROXY in Hayes Valley) over a number of years. Below, the beautifully detailed kitchen and dining areas straddle the width of the house, with views into Buena Vista Park and north to Pacific Heights. The house is owned by a curator, and so yes, that urinal on the wall is a work of art:

The lower level studio is completely separate, with stairs leading down from the raked-pebble garden designed by Andrea Cochran.

Floor Plan:

More: These are just highlights. Go to the agent's website for a full gallery– incuding the spectacular black–and–white bedroom; check out Envelope A+D's site and landscape architect Andrea Cochran.

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