On The Market: The Historic Filbert Cottages In San Francisco'S Russian Hill

On The Market: The Historic Filbert Cottages In San Francisco'S Russian Hill - Remodelista

San Francisco S Filbert Cottages Were Built In 1907 By William Bush To House Survivors Of The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Over The Years The Four Modest Structures... Photography By Andres Gonzalez Courtesy Of Buttrick Projects A+D.

...At 1338 Filbert St In The City S Russian Hill Have Served As Apartment Housing And Even A Design School But By 2000 They Had Fallen Into Complete Disrepair

Four Years Later A San Francisco Family Bought The Property With The Intention Of Making Only Modest Improvements—But Soon Realized The Landmark Status Would Demand A Far More Rigorous Approach.

Buttrick Added Cathedral Ceilings With Shiplap Paneling In Each Space.

The Living Room Of The Streetside Cottage Has Black Accents In The Fireplace Surround Chandelier And Structural I-Beam Overhead.

In The Living Room Of The Same Cottage: A Gray Venetian Plaster Detail Wall By Level 5 Design In Berkeley.

The Kitchens Are By Bulthaup With Miele Appliances And Quartzite Countertops. Natural Light Enters The Kitchen Via A Split Skylight That Feeds Light To Both The Kitchen And The Master Bedroom Immediately Above It.

The Windows And Doors In The Main Areas Are Single Glazed Reused From The Original Cottages.

Each Cottage Has A Powder Room Made Of The Same French Oak. For The Design Buttrick Was Inspired By A Project He Visited In Southern France (See Travels With An Architect: A Restored Chateau In France Farm Included).

A Steel And Oak Stairway Connects The Three Floors In Each Unit.

Each Master Bedroom Has Built-In Cabinetry Designed By Buttrick And Fabricated By Brian Eby.

Each Master Bath Has Radiant Underfloor Heating With White Ceramic Tile From Ann Sacks.

A Ground-Floor Bathroom Has A Calacatta D’Oro Marble Bathtub Installed In A Walk-Through Shower. The White Glass Tile Is From Ann Sacks And The Floor Tile Is White Thassos Marble.

Immediately In Front Of The First Cottage Is A Car Lift Linking The Street To An Eight-Car Garage Beneath The Cottages. The Lift Rises To Street Level To Receive (Or Deliver) A Car Through The Fence Gate At Right.

The Exterior Siding Is Reclaimed Redwood Shiplap From The Original Cottages Paired With New Cedar Siding Cut To Match And Painted In Benjamin Moore’S Floral White.