This cool urban oasis has sweeping views over the San Francisco skyline


This modern urban oasis was designed by Feldman Architecture, perched on an expansive property overlooking downtown San Francisco, California. The steep and sloping lot served as an inspiration for an inventive modern design. The architects sought to maximize the home’s indoor-outdoor connection, emphasizing shared family living spaces all while working within the confines of the original structure’s footprint and orientation.

The main living area stretches lengthwise across the left side of the property, allowing green space to crawl and connect the entire site, unlike the much taller surrounding multi-storied neighbors.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECTURE Feldman Architecture INTERIOR DESIGN Commune Design CONTRACTOR Forsythe General Contractors LIGHTING DESIGN Sean O’Connor Lighting LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Ground Studio STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Strandberg Engineering


The upper level perpendicularly spans the width of the site as a low hanging floating bar, maximizing square footage and allowing both the clients and the public to enjoy the breathtaking vista by minimizing the vertical scale of the home.


The home is clad with plastered white brick which wraps into the interiors – a thoughtful mixture of white brick and rich California Walnut casework juxtapose light and dark, warm and modern, seamlessly connecting interior and exterior living spaces.


The project team paid special attention to ambitious sustainability goals, honing in on innovative rain and site water reuse, as well as solar energy harvesting to achieve a LEED Platinum certification. The rainwater story stands out – green roofs filter and capture rainwater, which, after additional filtration, feeds into the home’s laundry and bathroom water systems.

Greywater collected from the home is then used to irrigate landscaping, and the cycle is refreshed. Additionally, all of the wood used is in its second life, rich Redwood exterior cladding and Walnut interiors were reclaimed or recycled from excess materials from local projects.


What We Love: This urban oasis provides a wonderful indoor-outdoor connection with incredible views of downtown San Francisco. We are loving all of the sustainable elements that have been integrated into the design of this home and the overall aesthetic. This home would be the ultimate entertaining pad with its large patios, fabulous views and open and spacious kitchen that is harmoniously connected with the dining room.

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall design details of this home? Would you change anything if this was yours? Let us know in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the San Francisco area: Luxury dream home designed for entertaining in San Francisco Bay Area and Contemporary dream pad boasts sweeping views over San Francisco Bay.









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