Exquisite New House In Forest Hill By MAK Studio, $4.7MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Designed by the renowned MAK Studio and just completed, this exquisitely detailed new home presents the rare opportunity to own a distinguished work of architecture in an established, old-school San Francisco neighborhood. Helmed by architect Michael Alexander Kao, MAK Studio is a multidisciplinary firm with an extensive portfolio of impeccably detailed, minimalist projects.
With wide, winding streets, lush 100-year-old landscaping, magnificent specimen trees, and a private, landmarked clubhouse designed by the Arts & Crafts master Bernard Maybeck, Forest Hill was originally laid out in 1912 and remains one of the few San Francisco neighborhoods with it’s own zoning covenants. Traffic is minimal. There is no commercial district, there are no multi-family residences, and the quiet streets are lined with an eclectic range of architectural styles, mostly from the 1920s. New construction is rare, making this 4-bed, 4-bath home especially desirable.
One of the few ‘decorative’ elements in the house is the freestanding central stair, with a railing of perforated steel in a pattern of interlocking hexagonals, a detail that’s modified and repeated in the walled garden, below, lined with planted walls. Interior design by Milieu Interior Design.
What We Love: Ordinarily mundane details are exceptional here– no baseboards, just a thin reveal where wall meets floor. The gas fireplace is simply a horizontal notch trimmed in steel, and the plan is organized around a central elevator, extending from the garage to all three upper levels. Plus distant ocean views from the top master suite terrace, below.
Attention to detail extends from the mud room off the garage, below.
More: Go to the listing for additional images, floor plans and details. There’s also a video that really tells the story best; an exceptional place to call home, represented by Greg Fulford at Sotheby’s International Realty.
Photo Credit: Open Homes Photography for Sotheby’s International Realty