Scandinavia Comes To Mission Dolores, $3M


An extraordinary renovation of a classic 1907 row house, this 1917 project by the San Francisco/Oslo based, globally-involved architecture firm Mork-Olnes has just come on the market– a 4-bed, 2-bath condominium that’s been extensively published to much acclaim.

Preserving the street front in an historic neighborhood was paramount. To create a modern home, the architects replaced the traditionally dark heart of the structure with a luminous atrium and opened up the once-cramped attic, flooding the space with filtered light.

The palette is simple– white walls and expanses of flooring and woodwork in the clearest Douglas Fir imaginable.

Visually simple volumes, beautifully detailed.

What We Love: The kitchen (at top and below) is a beautifully orchestrated assemblage of materials and finishes, with suspended open shelves cleverly crossing the window. Backsplash tiles by Heath, of course.

Upstairs in the once-cramped attic, a pair of bedrooms flank the open atrium and seating area– which converts to a screening area with motorized shades and a projector, thus addressing the age-old question of where to put the TV.

A deck off the dining area leads down to the leafy shared garden.

Go to the listing link below for additional details and images, plus floor plans and links to the extensive press coverage of this exceptional property. Represented by the Payton + Binnings team at Compass.

1985 15th Street, San Francisco
4 beds, 2 baths, 2 deeded parking spaces

Open House Schedule:

Thursday, September 19, 5-6:30PM
Saturday, September 21, 2-4PM
Sunday, September 22, 2-4PM
Tuesday, September 24, 12:30-2PM

Photo Credit: Christopher Stark