Chenery Street Design Build

Whole Home & Facade Remodel | Glen Park | San Francisco

Project Scope

SF Design Build was hired to turn this existing two unit property into one large cohesive home for an active family of four.

A full "down-to-the-studs" remodel, we opened up the top level to create a more family-friendly layout. The home owners wanted lots of flexible space without sacrificing privacy. To achieve this we moved the kitchen to one end of the home and added a private master suite and home office area at the other end, with kids bedrooms behind the huge wall of custom built-in storage.

We also filled in a lightwell to create a laundry area in the kids/guest bathroom. New property line, fire-rated windows were added to capture the views from the living area and all existing windows were replaced with custom to match existing. Large white oak barn doors create the option of privacy or open space for both the downstairs family room as well as the master suite.


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Client Testimonial

Jessica and Rudy are talented, hardworking and likable people. During the planning phase Jessica listened well and offered many thoughtful options for our renovated kitchen, kids rooms, laundry, office, and entryway. They took time to meet with us as needed and incorporate our feedback to Jessica’s designs. Neither Jessica nor Rudy seemed frustrated or overwhelmed as we expanded the scope or changed our minds about layout. They have remained engaged, professional, and focused on our project, budget, and timeline.

SFDB communicates well and is especially great via email. Rudy gets back to you once he has an answer or a solution. He juggles multiple job sites but our needs were always met, and he gives you his complete attention until all of your concerns are addressed. This is a great feeling to have from your contractor.

The men on Rudy’s team are talented and courteous. Everyone was professional, punctual and accommodating. Friendly to the kids. Our new neighbors even commented on their kind and considerate demeanor. This is a group that seems to know and enjoy each other after years of working together, communicates well and gets along. This vibe gave us a lot of confidence about the integrity of the work site.

We would not hesitate to recommend SFDB to anyone. Jessica is an imaginative, collaborative architect. She produces multiple drawings to choose from, and never gets “married” to any of them. Rudy and his team are extremely talented, personable, and flexible. I don’t think there is any problem they can’t tackle, and they were willing and able to incorporate new ideas well into the construction process.

We would choose SFDB again in a heartbeat.