Dwell highlights a home in architecturally conservative San Francisco, built on a 20-foot-wide lot proves that modern design can fit—literally and figuratively—in any neighborhood.
Sitting above the tie-dye-dipped corner of Haight and Ashbury streets in San Francisco is Buena Vista Park, the city’s oldest and most beautiful hilltop recreation spot. The park, which was established in 1867, was eventually encircled by large, ornate Victorian homes. Infill throughout the 20th century resulted in an odd assortment of lot sizes and a mix of architectural styles. It was here that inveterate bachelor Martin Roscheisen recently found a small house squeezed between two grand old painted ladies. “The house was built in 1946 and really wasn’t much of anything,” explains Roscheisen. “What I did see was potential. The lot is situated high up on the hill and it’s adjacent to the park. It has amazing views of Cole Valley, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean.” – from Dwell
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.