40 Beachmont

This project was a renovation of a portion of an existing house in San Francisco. The Owners had a 4 level split level house in an Art Deco style. On the main floor, their kitchen was badly in need of a renovation. There was a circuitous hallway to get into the kitchen, two additional doors into/out of the kitchen, outdated cabinets and tile counters. The space was very cramped and almost unusable.

We opened the space up into the adjacent two rooms; a sunroom and the dining room creating a very open and connected feeling between the spaces. We added French doors leading out into the rear yard, a cantilevered window seat, and maximized the cabinet space and countertops. They also replaced quite a few windows with double paned, energy efficient glazing, and repainted the entire house at the end of the project.

We maintained the Art Deco feel with appropriate light fixtures, trims, moldings, colors, and carried the oak parquet flooring throughout the newly combined spaces.

The majority of the cabinets were paint grade wood, but in the sunroom, some stained wood cabinets were used. Originally, the family wanted marble countertops, but with two small children, the maintenance would have been impossible. They settled on Casesarstone countertops throughout which will stand up to the abuse much more effectively.


  • Contractor:

    • Terence Keenan Construction—Terry Keenan
    • 415-831-0685
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