Residential Design

VOL2 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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It must be gratifying to return to the scene of a previous project 15 years later and find that your decisions were solid—and then be offered a chance to take them to the next level. Paul Mankins, FAIA, would know. In 2002 he did a top-to-bottom renovation of this mid-20th-century San Francisco house designed by Aaron Greene, a Frank Lloyd Wright associate who designed the Marin Coun- ty Civic Center with Wright in the early 1960s. And in 2017 Paul was asked back to do a full refresh. Significantly for Paul, the house is owned by his twin brother and his brother's husband. When they bought it in the early 2000s, it had sat on the market for six months despite its pedigree and spectacular setting. Perched on a precipitous slope on the northern face of Twin Peaks, the house has a panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge to the west, downtown San Fran- cisco, and the Oakland Bay Bridge to the east. "It was not poorly maintained but had been subjected to one bad decision after another," Paul says. "Most people realized they'd have to gut it." De Novo A two-time gut remodel remasters a pedigreed midcentury house. BY CHERYL WEBER LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECT: SUBSTANCE ARCHITECTURE BUILDER: STROUB CONSTRUCTION 33 VOL. 2, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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