Designed by Joe Esherick in 1951 for a prominent San Francisco builder, this mid-century classic has stayed with the same family over all these years. The current owners desired an update to the small kitchen area, which had originally been designed for household help. In order to open up the space and allow more natural light in, the wall separating the old galley-style kitchen from the small breakfast room was removed. The resulting kitchen, with improved daylighting and modern, energy efficient appliances, provided a much-needed upgrade and extra space for family gatherings.
Clean lines and simple and durable finishes reference the original mid-century detailing of the house, while allowing a lighter and more open kitchen with a strong connection to the south-facing Thomas Church designed garden outside.