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Potrero House by Cary Bernstein

By Eric Meunier


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Architect Cary Bernstein has completed the Potrero House project, a 3,700 square foot home located in San Francisco, California.

The existing cottage built in 1904 was totally remodeled, including a third floor addition, interior renovation and furnishing.

The Potrero House by Cary Bernstein:

“A third floor addition with complete interior and exterior renovations was designed for a quirky house on a unique city property. The existing cottage, originally built in 1904, is an island surrounded by gardens overlooking the Bay: the new design expands the building vertically for the needs of a growing family while protecting the mature landscaping enjoyed by both the owners and the neighbors who pass by.

The modern vernacular vocabulary of the architecture celebrates the singular qualities of this special urban environment. Sustainable features include: high-performance windows, FSC-certified siding, radiant heat, reclaimed timber floors, low-VOC paint, ipe decking, and a solar PV array.”

The house before.

Photos courtesy of Cary Bernstein
Source: Contemporist

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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