November 28, 2017

Panoramic Views Define Mid-Century Bay Area Apartment by Imbue

It’s every homeowner’s fear: settle somewhere with gorgeous views, and a building rises to block them. A San Francisco couple found themselves in just this predicament, and so left their high-rise for a 1,750 square-foot unit in a mid-century condo in Nob Hill and called in Imbue Design.

“We couldn’t alter the exterior structure or windows due to building restrictions,” says partner Chris Talvy, “but we wanted to capture the iconic views.” These include the Pacific, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Sutro tower, all picture perfect in a panoramic corridor. The interior’s neutral palette add cool touches, accented by felt walls and brass hardware. Floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow abundant sunlight to illuminate the interior’s Henrybuilt kitchen, wardrobe, and storage systems, keep all eyes on the cityscape—which, thanks to zoning, will never be compromised.

A Foscarini pendant fixture illuminates the dining area’s Poliform table and chairs. Photography courtesy of Imbue Design.
In the Henrybuilt kitchen featuring walnut cabinetry, Imbue painted an existing structural column a RAL color inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge viewed through the apartment’s windows. Photography courtesy of Imbue Design.
Soft felt blankets a wall in the master bedroom. Photography courtesy of Imbue Design.
The master bathroom boasts dual shower heads and a wooden bench. Photography courtesy of Imbue Design.
A volume fronted by walnut louvers contains a reading lounge. Photography courtesy of Imbue Design.
Pocket doors can enclose the flex room, which sports a Murphy bed. Photography courtesy of Imbue Design.
Urquiola also designed the sectional sofa; behind it, the stools are by Studio Dunn and the pendants by Miguel Milá. Photography by Imbue Design.

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