Walls of glass, a full-length skylight, and a floating staircase keep this MAK Studio–designed house feeling sunny and airy.
The renowned San Francisco-based firm MAK Studio just completed a glimmering new residence in the city's Dolores Heights neighborhood. Challenged by a narrow city lot, the sleek structure sits back from the street to create a dedicated parking area and maximize privacy—all of which sets the stage for massive sliding doors and sunken patios across both ends of the home.
The design's affinity for natural light shares some similarities with MAK Studio's Natoma House, featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Dwell. Sleek finishes, expansive windows, and luminous staircase designs lend both homes a contemporary and serene feel, enhanced by multiple outdoor areas that are knitted into living spaces.
In the Dolores Heights property, the top-floor living areas are capped by full-height windows and doors at each end, with skylights providing even more natural light from above. The middle level, which contains the home's three bedrooms and entryway, also features sliding glass doors that open to the outdoors, while a basement level office and family room benefit from clerestory windows along the sunken patios.
In total, the home offers three bedrooms, as well as three-and-a-half bathrooms. Finishes include custom stained oak surfaces, St. Claire stone sinks with matte black VOLA fixtures, and a distinctive laminated bronze mesh glass wall in the principal bedroom. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $6,800,000.