The Switchback House by Edmonds + Lee Architects

Vivian Lee and Robert Edmonds of Edmonds + Lee Architects, have designed their own dream home in San Francisco, California. #Architecture #InteriorDesign #ModernHome

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

 

Vivian Lee and Robert Edmonds of Edmonds + Lee Architects, have designed their own dream home in San Francisco, California.

 

The facade of the house has been built from a rhythmic display of pre-manufactured trim boards.

The facade of this modern house has been built from a rhythmic display of pre-manufactured trim boards. #ModernHouse #WhiteAndBlack #Architecture

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

Designed for themselves and their young children, the home has a variety of levels connected by black or wood stairs. Stepping inside, the tall frosted windows in the foyer provide privacy from the street, however they still enable the light to travel inside.


This house features tall frosted windows in the foyer that provide privacy from the street and still enable the natural light to travel inside. #Windows #FrostedGlass #Foyer #Entryway #Minimalist

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

Off to the side of the foyer and behind a door, is a living space that looks to the street.


This house features tall frosted windows in the foyer that provide privacy from the street and still enable the natural light to travel inside. #Windows #FrostedGlass #Foyer #Entryway #Minimalist

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

Down the hallway is the master bedroom that opens up to its own private balcony with views of the neighborhood.


This modern master bedroom opens up to its own private balcony with views of the neighborhood. #MasterBedroom #Balcony #ModernBedroom

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

In the master bathroom, the wood flooring in the bedroom travels up the wall and becomes the backdrop for a freestanding bathtub.


In this modern master bathroom, the wood flooring in the bedroom travels up the wall and becomes the backdrop for a freestanding bathtub. #WoodAccent #MasterBathroom #WoodFloors

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

Back by the front door and there are black painted steel stairs that lead to the upper floor of the home.


Minimalist black painted steel stairs lead to the upper floor of this modern house. #ModernStairs #BlackStairs

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

At the top of the stairs is the dining and living room. The living room opens up to a balcony at the rear of the house


This modern house has an open dining room and living room, and it opens up to a balcony at the rear of the house. #ModernInterior #DiningRoom #InteriorDesign #LivingRoom

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

The kitchen is raised from the living / dining room and is accessed by wood steps that double as seating.


In this modern house, the kitchen is raised from the living / dining room and is accessed by wood steps that double as seating. #WoodSteps #InteriorDesign

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

The kitchen is minimalist is in its design, with a striking and bold black kitchen island with an extended section for casual dining. The kitchen opens up to yet another outdoor space that overlooks the street.


This kitchen is minimalist is in its design, with a striking and bold black kitchen island with an extended section for casual dining. The kitchen opens up to an outdoor space that overlooks the street. #MinimalistKitchen #BlackKitchenIsland #WhiteCabinets

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

The streamlined minimalist white kitchen cabinets line the wall, and hidden behind one door is a powder room.


The streamlined minimalist white kitchen cabinets line the wall in this modern house, and hidden behind one door is a powder room. #HiddenPowderRoom #KitchenDesign #WhiteCabinets

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

As the kitchen is open to the stairwell, the architects made guardrails from simple drywall, keeping in line with the modern aesthetic of the house.


As the kitchen in this modern house is open to the stairwell, the architects made guardrails from simple drywall, keeping in line with the modern aesthetic of the house. #ModernKitchen #BlackKitchenIsland #Windows

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

Here’s a closer look at the underneath of the stairs that connect the levels of the home.


This modern house features black painted steel stairs. #ModernStairs #BlackStairs #MinimalistStairs

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

There’s also another space that’s located on the level of the home below the master bedroom. When designing the house, the architects created a secondary unit that is currently used as a separate rental property to generate income.

As the couples twos children get older over time, the two bedroom / one bathroom unit with living room, dining and kitchen areas can be opened up and accessed by the main house.


This modern house has both wood stairs and black painted steel stairs. #ModernHouse #FrostedWindows #WoodStairs #BlackStairs

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

The secondary unit opens up to its own outdoor space at the back of the property. A simple landscape design helps to keep the backyard maintenance free.


This living room opens up to a simple landscape design helping to keep the backyard maintenance free. #Backyard #Landscaping #Minimalist

Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography

Here you can see how the house has been split up, with the 1st floor being occupied by the garage and secondary unit.


Vivian Lee and Robert Edmonds of Edmonds + Lee Architects, have designed their own dream home in San Francisco, California. #FloorPlan #Architecture

Architects: Edmonds + Lee Architects | Contractor: Devlin McNally Construction | Engineer: Double D Engineering | Cabinetry: Sozo Studio

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