Houzz Tour: ‘Surgical Remodel’ Adds Modern Style to a Row House (18 photos)
House at a Glance
Who lives here:A couple
Size:2,455 square feet (228 square meters)
Architect:Alan Ohashi of ODS Architecture
The couple who own this San Francisco home had a beautiful hillside backyard with a well-tended garden, hot tub and sitting area. But the home’s interior wasn’t at the same level in terms of design quality or comfort, architect Alan Ohashi says.
The homeowners hired a team of pros from ODS Architecture to bring contemporary style to part of the home through a strategic renovation, since the budget didn’t allow for a whole-house remodel. “It had to be what we call a ‘surgical remodel,’ where we remodel certain specific areas and leave other ones alone,” Ohashi says.
The renovation included painting the home’s facade and bumping out the back of it by 6 feet. The changes expanded the three-bedroom home by 476 square feet. The additional space created room for a remodeled kitchen and an expanded master bedroom, as well as a relocated powder room on the main floor. The remodel also involved relocating the master bathroom and adding a second bathroom upstairs. The home got a new back entrance with a new ipe wood deck. Interior designers Atara Kelman and Carina Felix of ODS made the furniture selections and advised on art placement.
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