Page Street, San Francisco, California

This historic Victorian home, once owned by I. Magnin, required extensive kitchen upgrades to make it functional for a contemporary family. The goal: incorporating modern appliances, lighting and technology while maintaining architectural authenticity. Use of custom-detailed cabinetry and period-inspired finishes provided necessary elements, to remain true to the home’s unique historical style.

Old Fir, New Fir

Restoring the original china hutch and staining it dark differentiated this historic feature against new, clear-coated Douglas fir cabinets. Original fir flooring planks were repurposed into wall paneling and also given a darker finish. Stainless steel countertops with integral sinks provide the touch of commercial-kitchen aesthetic desired by the owner.

Victorian Nod

Dramatic Venetian plaster walls in the dining room are a nod to the materials and aesthetic traditions of the Victorian era. The formerly dark butler’s pantry, which connects the dining room and kitchen, was opened up to allow a new wine bar on one side and a built-in desk on the other, bringing improved functionality to this zone. Glass shelves between the columns provide display areas for the owner’s many collectables.

Restored Focal Point

This original window facing Masonic Avenue was lovingly restored and rebuilt. With the newly opened visual access through what used to be the butler’s pantry, the elegant woodwork is now also a prominent focal point that can be enjoyed from the kitchen.

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