“The Abacus team understands the importance of planning. They are great at budgeting and at anticipating—looking farther down the road to envision your future needs. When you make improvements, you increase the value of the property, and Abacus totally gets that.”
- San Francisco, California
- T. Friend Interiors
The homeowners wanted to create beautiful, functional spaces to suit their contemporary lifestyle, while preserving the historic look and vintage charm of their 1926 home. We provided preconstruction services, so that the homeowners could make informed design decisions. The scope of work ultimately included adding a dramatic top floor master suite opening onto two roof decks with breathtaking views.
The entire building was completely renovated, with the kitchen, bathrooms, and living spaces getting a major update. A great deal of ingenuity and craftsmanship was devoted to improvements that guests (and neighbors) don’t necessarily see. For starters, a discreet four-story elevator has replaced the old service stairs. It’s seismically sound and perfectly unobtrusive.
Additional “disappearing features” include the sheets of glass surrounding the roof decks; thoughtful storage spaces; and new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sound systems—which are smart in both senses of the term.