ryan leidner's hosono house celebrates 'hippie modernism' of san francisco

ryan leidner's hosono house celebrates 'hippie modernism' of san francisco

a garden oasis in san francisco

 

Bay Area studio Ryan Leidner Architecture takes to San Francisco’s hilly neighborhood of Bernal Heights to complete its Hosono House. The project sees the renovation of an existing home which was built in the rear of the plot, and thus significantly setback from the street. This condition lends a unique sense of privacy, and evoking a secluded garden retreat within the city.

 

The architects note the access challenges presented along the home‘s location set back from the street: ‘A new entry sequence was created, including a bridge which spans from the front garden, over the landscaped lower courtyard, to the new front door.’

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the renovation by ryan leidner architecture

 

With its Hosono House, the team at Ryan Leidner Architecture resolves resolves the awkward spatial organization of the existing home. The areas are reconfigured, and both a new entry stair and front façade with large openings are introduced to offer views onto the garden. Upon arrival across the footbridge, the entrance is discovered along a half-level landing. This leads toward either the main living space and kitchen on the top floor or the bedrooms downstairs.

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inside the hosono house

 

While Ryan Leidner Architecture sought to preserve the historic character of the Hosono House, the existing wood beams and ceiling were refinished and left exposed. Meanwhile, the original windows, floors, and finishes were replaced to ensure a material continuity throughout the interiors. This subtle palette includes natural wood tones and white surfaces. On the exterior, new charcoal-stained cedar siding was installed along with a copper standing-seam roof.

 

Describing the interior influences, the architects comment: ‘Designed to celebrate the owners’ appreciation for global design, the interior spaces are filled with a mix of vintage Italian furnishings, while also being inspired by trips to Japan and the ethos of Californian hippie modernism.

ryan leidner hosono housethe white oak lounge is inspired by the warm atmosphere of a whiskey bar in tokyo

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the existing wood beams and ceiling were refinished and left exposed ryan leidner hosono houseviews across the skyline are framed from the kitchen on the top floor

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the interiors are filled with a mix of vintage Italian furnishings, while also being inspired by trips to Japan

ryan leidner hosono housea new façade with large openings creates views toward the lush garden

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a subtle palette of natural wood tones and white surfaces ensure a bright and relaxed atmosphere

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