New renderings have been revealed for the proposed residential development of 2471 and 2477 Washington Street in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood. The project will refurbish an existing historic Victorian and replace a garage with a new four-story apartment building. Jensen Architects is responsible for the design.
The new building will be clad with shingles as a reference to the “vanguard of Maybeck and Polk,” as written by the architects. The wood cladding will be highly textured, expanding on the historic vernacular of the neighborhood. Local artisans will be employed to add unique character to the facade. How, exactly, is not yet clear.
To enter each unit, residents can enter through the gate. Behind the gate will be parking for three cars. Past the parking spaces, the open-landscaped courtyard, called the Mews, will give direct access to each home.
The new building at 2471 Washington will match the existing height of 2477 Washington, creating in sum three family units and a one-bedroom unit across 9,800 square feet. Unit A will occupy the street-facing half of the new structure, with three bedrooms. Unit B will be in the inner-block half of the new structure, containing four bedrooms.
Unit C will convert the existing house at 2477 Washington Street to contain four bedrooms. Unit D will be on the ground level of the refurbished structure, with just one bedroom. By splitting the top levels of the new building the way they do, both units A and B will gain direct access to a private rooftop terrace.
Menlo Parked-based Regis Management Company is responsible for the project as the property owner. An estimated timeline and cost for construction have not yet been established.
The project is located around the corner from the retail-rich Fillmore Street. There are shops, restaurants, cafes, and even a nearby grocery store within immediate walking distance. Public transit in the area is also in abundance, as residents will be nearby a few Muni lines running north-to-south and east-to-west.