Open House Obsession: Preview Amir Mortazavi’s New Project in Cow Hollow Tonight


When: Today, August 22 from 4:30PM to 7:30PM/Sunday, August 25 from 1:00PM to 4:30PM
Where: 3020 Laguna Street, Cow Hollow
What: A newly completed project– and asking $4.495M– by San Francisco designer/builder/architect Amir Mortazavi, this 5-bed, 4.5 bath house is manages to be both elegant and casual at the same time– and all it’s in the details, from the lower-level au pair suite to the charred-cedar clad pentroom. Below, the living/dining and kitchen areas occupy the main level, and note the floating walls and ceilings– no baseboards, plus a horizontal cove with LED lights instead of crown molding. The stove exhaust fan is the panel in the kitchen ceiling.

The austerely simple master bedroom and bath:

Consider a career in childcare– the au pair suite:

There’s a terrace off the kitchen, but the biggest outdoor space is on the roof. The pentroom is clad in shou-sugi-ban, the Japanese finishing technique that chars the wood, more commonly used in fences:

More: CH + D has looked at Amir Mortazavi’s work before, and check out the realtor’s outstanding dedicated site for more images.