28th Street House

Perched in San Francisco’s Noe Valley, John Lum Architecture designed this newly constructed residence, a space that redefines modern living.

  • area / size 4,105 sqft
  • Year 2021
  • Type House,
  • Designed by John Lum Architecture, in collaboration with interior designer Kristin Ricco and RA Squared development, the sculptural design features a soaring trapezoidal roof and dynamic facade. Envisioned as open and sun-filled, this three-story home is wrapped in picture frame windows with smaller vertical windows illuminating the perimeters. Open riser stairs, glass railings, and interesting angles further disperse the daylight.

    Each floor brings a functional, elegance into the home, utilizing high-quality, durable materials to create a sense of warmth. Organized around California’s indoor outdoor lifestyle, glazed folding doors, on the first two levels, erase walls. They open to cedar-lined rear decks, which are connected by multi-tiered stairs and modern pathways. Inside, the open plan is cleverly thought out to create public and private sections. On the main level, an open kitchen overlooks an informal seating area complete with fireplace and backyard views. A free floating, floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinet doubles as kitchen wall, cleverly defining the dining area and formal sitting room. The upper level contains the sleeping quarters along with generous home bar. The lower level features the guest quarters; rooms have glass sliding doors to filter in natural light.

    Design: John Lum Architecture
    Interior Design: Kristin Ricco
    Photography: David Wakely