Living With Architecture In Cow Hollow, $18MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Created by San Francisco’s renowned Aidlin Darling Design, 2626 Filbert Street presents an opportunity to live in one of San Francisco’s most extraordinary architectural settings. Set high above Cow Hollow with expansive views north to Marin Country, this is a sophisticated, multilayered composition of elements in exposed concrete, wood and glass, and possesses all the warmth and texture the firm is known for.
Encompassing six levels in total and 4,885-sq-feet, the 4-bed, 4.5-bath home faces the street enclosed in poured concrete and louvered wood panels while taking full advantage of the downsloping lot, open to the view north with a series of decks, balconies and terraces.
The Team: Architects Josh Aidlin and David Darling, Aidlin Darling Design; Landscape Architect, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; General Contractor, Cello and Maudru Construction; Interior Design, Allyn Davis. For this project and in their respective mediums, Josh Aidlin and Andrea Cochran both won the National Design Awards from the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Institute’s Design Museum in New York.
“There was a great focus in the design process on designing not the 25-year home but the 200-year home, one impeccably crafted out of materials that will age gracefully. It was a great opportunity to design to all the human senses, not just the visual, but the tactile, the olfactory, and one’s sense of sound. Each space was carefully sculpted in scale, material, and light with this in mind. When one is suspended in the air, traversing on hand-scraped wood floors. When the building engages the ground, feet feel the stone surface below them. There is a palpable psychological difference between the two.” –Josh Aidlin
The media room is nestled in bedrock below street level, and the property culminates in a serene view terrace with a lap pool.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. An extraordinary opportunity to own a legacy work of architecture, represented by San Francisco luxury veterans Rick Teed and Neal Ward of Compass.
Photo Credit: Matthew Millman Photography for Compass