City Chic

“The biggest compliment we get is how open everything feels, which is exactly what our goal was. We kept adding to the scope, throwing curve-balls to Abacus, but the deadline—the delivery of our first child—could not be pushed back! The Abacus team empathized completely, and they pulled it off.”



  • San Francisco, California

    Project Partners:

  • OXB Studio Architects
  • de la Cruz Interior Design
  • BKG Structural Engineers
The couple had lived in their Edwardian-style row house for two years before we started a whole house remodel. The homeowners’ vision was to open up the kitchen to both the living and dining rooms, to create a unified space for cooking, entertaining, and hanging out with friends and family. Achieving that openness required clever structural engineering inside a building that is both tall and narrow.