This 1904 Queen Anne Cottage in San Francisco's Cole Valley neighborhood underwent a Greenpoint Rated gut rehab remodel from 2008-2009. Neglected for decades, this 2BR/1BA house was lifted to add the garage shown here plus a complete lower level. Expanded to 5BR/4BA, this home retained many of its original interior and exterior details while getting all sustainable and non-toxic materials utilized throughout.
To add the garage, the house was lifted and part of the front bay was removed, below the windows to increase clearance for the cars. Since the area in the bay and a foot or two into the room was raised, we built a window seat over it to add seating to the existing Living Room. A new chandelier was installed, but we retained the beautiful existing mantel, tile and ironwork and simply replaced the old gas heater (yes, it was never really a fireplace) with a new electric fireplace that glowed beautifully through the ornamental ironwork.
Photo by KEE Sites