Like much of San Francisco’s housing stock, the Laidley Street Cottage was becoming out of date. Built to last 100 years, the home was at the end of its useful life with all building systems needing upgrading. Originally, the home was an existing rear yard cottage. In the redesign, additional square footage was modest and focused on right-sizing the property to the site while adding new building systems and daylit design. The Laidley Street cottage now has a friendly window filled facade, but the fence and gate structure provide privacy to the occupants on the living level. The living space extends generously to the front yard. The master bedroom has a private rear garden, and the guest bedroom has a balcony, providing yet more indoor-outdoor connections. Outdoor space becomes part of the daily living area of the home. The Laidley Street Cottage's attainable scale and outdoor oasis help foster a livable city for the next 100 years.

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Street View

Modern home with Outdoor, Wood Fences, Wall, Raised Planters, Front Yard, Hardscapes, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck. The window filled facade with indoor outdoor connections Photo 2 of Laidley CottageView Photos

The window filled facade with indoor outdoor connections

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Central Stair

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Stair Detail

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Main living space

Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Range, Wood Cabinet, Wine Cooler, Concrete Counter, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Pendant Lighting, Range Hood, Concrete Floor, Undermount Sink, and Microwave. Red Dot Studio upgraded the Laidley Cottage kitchen with a wood-fronted refrigerator and cabinets, open shelving, and whimsical pendant lighting. Photo 6 of Laidley CottageView Photos

Red Dot Studio upgraded the Laidley Cottage kitchen with a wood-fronted refrigerator and cabinets, open shelving, and whimsical pendant lighting.

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Kitchen detail

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Master bedroom with outdoor space

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Outdoor space off master bedroom

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Master Bedroom

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Master bath with views to outdoor space

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sun shade

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guest room

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2nd bedroom