Building Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1885
Sq. Ft.: 2,800
Location: Alamo Square
The client and their extended family have a very special Italianate Victorian in the historic Alamo Square district, but the current layout was awkward, outdated and in need of TLC.
Their home was originally built as two units sometime before 1900. Decades ago, it was common for owners to combine units creating one single family home. Unfortunately for the clients, this resulted in a poor floor plan, no storage, oddly separated rooms, leaky plumbing, shoddy electrical and substandard construction.
The client wanted an open kitchen and family room, perfect for large family gatherings, an improved floor plan, modernized kitchen, and modernized master bathroom suite all while restoring the original Victorian charm.
Team Centoni re-imagined the space, designing and remodeling the first floor to create a sunny and inviting open living space, a dining area that is perfect for family dinners, and an updated kitchen with high-end appliances.
The kitchen matches the open floor concept, which shows off the Omega maple cabinets and Caesarstone quartz countertops. We upscaled the kitchen with a Wolf Cooktop and down draft vent system, a Viking professional series wall oven, and a Bosch dishwasher. A low-profile Kohler single basin/under mount sink with Rohl side spray with metal lever faucet adds a clean finishing touch.
The master bedroom space was modernized, and an all new bathroom suite was created with polished chrome finishes, a Victoria + Albert freestanding bathtub, and a Brizo faucet. The flooring is stone tile in a Dolomite diamond pattern.
Throughout the project, we looked for ways to maintain and restore the home’s original Victorian charm. Custom-made trim was sourced to match the original, original doors were repurposed, uncovered original architectural details, and restored original hardware where possible (we found replica hardware when it wasn’t possible).