Noe Valley Modern Cottage, $3.8MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 4261 23rd Street, Noe Valley
What: A new 4-bed, 3-bath home by the San Francisco architectural firm of Dumican Mosey, perfectly scaled to the neighborhood, a minimalist retreat that riffs on the classic cottages that still dot the hills of San Francisco. Unlike vintage cottages, the interior is surprisingly open, with a shed-like living room leading to the kitchen/family room.
What We Love: Crafted like fine furniture, the main stairs descending to the lower level hark back to the work of the great San Francisco architect William Wurster.
The master suite opens to the grassy expanse of yard– itself a rarity in Sn Francisco homes– plus there’s direct access from the family room just above. A narrow sklyight takes advantage of a setback on the main level to flood the master bath with soft natural light.
More: Have a look at the developer/agent Joanna Wong’s outstanding dedicated website for additional images, floor plans and a very seductive video. Original art and installation by Alex Ray Art Advisory. Below, the garden facade is a simple, modernist composition.