A planning application has been filed for the rehabilitation of 714 Steiner Street, one of the iconic Seven Sisters along Alamo Square in the Western Addition neighborhood in San Francisco. The filing describes eight different alterations to make the two units habitable. While there is no proposed alteration to the front facade, there will be changes to the ground-level entrance, rooftop, and back. David Armour Architecture is responsible for the design, with historical consultation by Architecture + History LLC.
The residential portion will be expanded from 2,975 square feet to 4,030 square feet, in part by reassigning the 400 square foot 2-car garage.
The eight upgrades include seismic retrofitting, interior alterations, relocation of a dwelling unit to the ground floor, construction of a one-story rear addition, new bay window on the rear, a skylight on the roof, the new front entrance stairway, and rehabilitating the structure to conform to guidance by the Secretary of the Interior.
The building was purchased in January 2020 by author and Co-founder of Breaker, Leah Culver, for $3.55 million. She would announce the purchase on Twitter and now runs a Twitter profile, Pink Painted Lady, to document the fixing process. Permits predict the job will cost $2.5 million, meaning Miss Culver’s purchase is receiving $6 million in investment.
An estimated completion date has not been announced.