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San Francisco Architecture
San Francisco's rolling hills and turquoise-colored waters of the Pacific Ocean provide a natural canvas that is both inspiring and challenging. This stunning terrain has allowed the city to nurture some of the most talented architects and architectural firms in the world. The newly recharged tech industry has brought the city’s architectural scene to a constant state of flux, with new luxury homes, hotels, and retail spaces giving old neighborhoods a facelift. The result is a stunning fusion of historic and contemporary architecture.
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A Fresh Take on Historic Design
The sheer beauty of San Francisco remains unchanged, from the grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge to the splendor of the fog-covered hills. Nob Hill, an upscale neighborhood in the city, is home to many renowned landmarks and famous hotels. Pacific Heights’ row of grand mansions are all designed to maximize views of the San Francisco Bay and Palace of Fine Arts and Exclusive Sea Cliff allows stunning ocean views.
Neoclassical Architecture in Nob Hill, SF
Nob Hill is known for its luxurious hotels and historic mansions. The Ritz Carlton San Francisco combines both in a luxurious neoclassical structure that features seventeen ionic columns supporting an attic of winged hourglasses and lion’s heads. In a triangular pediment above the hotel’s entrance lies a tableau of nine terracotta figures sculpted under a large angelic figure.
Striking Architecture in Cow Hollow, SF
Cow Hollow is home to rows of beautiful Edwardian and Victorian homes. The Art House, designed by one of the best architects in San Francisco, is a statement in contrast to the neighboring homes. The exterior is a striking facade of concrete and wooden louvers with an all-glass backside - an elegant double personality. The house also features an incredible garden featuring a dining and entertaining area, a lanai, and a secluded in-ground spa.
Mediterranean Architecture in Sea Cliff, SF
The exclusive Sea Cliff neighborhood is known for its large Mediterranean homes. A talented San Francisco architect reimagined a historic home with a complex triangular geometry into a modernized Mediterranean masterpiece. The home’s closed rooms were opened up to create a free-flowing space, cheered up by expansive ocean views. A sculptural staircase framed by a series of arches, added in the remodeling, creates a visual focal point washed by soft light from steel windows.
Modernist Architecture in Cole Valley, SF
The mid-market district near Cole Valley’s Ashbury Heights hosts a beloved modernist hotel constructed of brick, stone, and terracotta. The San Francisco Proper Hotel, which rises seven stories, uses pillars and moldings throughout the ground floor lobby to provide an imposing double-height ceiling.
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Moody Masterpiece in the Marina,SF
A black house in Marina District showcases alternatives to the conventional designs in the area. The moody townhouse sits in stark contrast to its neighboring 19th Victorians, its most outstanding features being a dark plaster-coated facade coated and large windows set in aluminum. At the same time, the home shares some characteristics with the neighboring buildings, such as bay-like windows.
Contemporary and Craftsman Architecture Come Together in Noe Valley, SF
Valley Street, a Craftsman-style house in Noe Valley, received a gridded glass extension in addition to two rooftop decks. Renovated by a skilled architecture firm in San Francisco, the house effortlessly blends industrial and bold details to represent a fusion of art and technology. The extension rises three stories featuring black framed windows upheld by steel beams. Breaks in the geometric pattern on two floors allow for glass doors. The contemporary extension is a wonderful contrast to the traditional front of the home.
Remodelled Cottage in Eureka Valle, SF
Similar to the home in Noe Valley is a Cottage-style house in Eureka Valley with a contrasting steel and glass rear extension. The front facade was redone as well, and now features a recurved entry, a new glass front door, and windows. The design of the extension, created by a top San Francisco Architect, maximizes views while preserving the architectural theme of the neighborhood.
High-End Luxury San Francisco Architecture Firm - Miguel Rueda Designs
Miguel Rueda Designs, a boutique studio with a global reach, has a skilled team led by a top Residential and landscape architect, Miguel Rueda. One of the best architects in San Francisco, California, Miguel Rueda combines years of experience with a masterful use of texture and colour to create stunning city mansions and hillside escapes. Whether you’re after a tranquil getaway in the mountains or want to renovate a charming Victorian mansion, Miguel Rueda has the necessary experience to bring your dream to reality.
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