28th Street House

This historic Queen Anne home was reimagined by John Lum Architecture to better accommodate the needs of modern living in San Francisco, California.

  • area / size 3,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Type House,
  • Lined along a row of Victorians and Edwardians, this San Francisco family of four, reimagined their Queen Anne for modern times. After living there for more than two years, they hired John Lum Architecture to transform their abode into a light-filled, functional space. Working closely with interior designer Amanda Teal and the owners, the team embarked on an extensive remodel and addition, adding square footage and rearranging the floor plan to meet the family’s 21st century needs.

    The front facade was retained but reinterpreted with a “new” third floor cleverly birthed by raising the roof. Exposed cedar eaves, a navy front door, and modern materials, match the neighborhood pattern, hinting at what’s inside.

    At the heart of the 3,000-sf version, is a bright, open third level containing a great room with kitchen, dining and living spaces, a spacious terrace, and hillside garden. The second level, which encompasses the main entry, bedrooms and office, boasts a dramatic master suite complete with teak-lined outdoor shower and marble bath, accessible from the garden. To tie the floors together, a glass-railing staircase filters light throughout, doubling as wine cellar wall.

    Architect: John Lum Architecture
    Interior Design: Amanda Teal
    Photography: John Merkl