Project year: 2015 | Location: San Francisco, California

The original 2 bedroom, 2 bath house was enlarged to 4 bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths. The ground floor was dug out and the building was extended into the rear yard, creating a new office, media room and guest bedroom.

About The Project

The middle level was extended and opened up, allowing for larger gatherings and better circulation, while the top floor consists of three bedrooms with bathrooms and laundry.

The front of the house was sacred in the eyes of the SF Planning Department. We cleaned it up, simplified some detailing and gave it a punch of color that makes it stand out on a rather bland block. The back of the house more closely reflects what is going on inside, with clean, modern detailing, a subtle change in stucco color and large glazing facing the southerly back yard.

The result is a simple, clean, white, bright house with warm accents that reflects the way we now live and allows a young family of four to live and work comfortably in the house they love.

“Rossington Architecture designed and brought into being our dream house! While we could only envision a bigger box with a few more rooms, Phil saw canted ceilings, skylights, bonus rooms, a relocated open floorplan kitchen/living room, a beautiful feature wall and more. Phil created a floorplan that fit our family needs perfectly, even finding room for a "media" room/kids play area that we hadn't expected. His design sense and attention to detail is impeccable and we got great advice and oversight on everything from stucco finish to trim to lighting. He worked with us to be sure the plan fit our budget and helped identify subs (for cabinets, engineering and flooring, for example) that would do the same. His expertise working with the planning department, and helping to manage the workflow of the whole project were key to a very successful on time project. Couldn't be happier!”

Casey L.Project Owner


Project Details

Architect / Design team
Phil Rossington, Mason St.Peter
Completed in 2015 by AmberTru Construction
Structural Engineering
SEMCO Engineering
Tyler Chartier and Open Homes © Photography
External Link
Check out the project on Houzz

Awards & Publications

Open Concept Houses
pages 146-159