Interior Design & Flooring

San Francisco home offers innovative features

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 07:35

A luxury home in the heart of San Francisco has recently been listed as for sale. The San Francisco Gate reports that a Potrero Hill home features all of the classic design structures of an Edwardian-period construction, but the amenities and finishes of a modern property. 
"You want to maintain the character yet make it modern," architect Earle Weiss said. "From the street it still looks like a 1930s Edwardian, and then you get inside and see all the finishes. Like other homes in Potrero Hill, this one had an old bootlegger shed. We had to take out the supports for the old still before we could rebuild the foundation."
The property has recently undergone a significant renovation to achieve this balance.
"I'm really pleased with how air flows through the entire house and how the space now breathes," John Stricklin, who oversaw the redesign told the news source. "One of the things that's most important to me about this work is blending a modern feeling with the existing facade."
One of the key luxury amenities included in the renovation was the installation of a radiant floor heating system. The news source reports that the utility solution enables a homeowner to reduce his or her energy use while still feeling comfortable inside the home. In addition, because radiant floor heating does not require vents, radiators or baseboard heating units to transfer hot air, the interior designer of the home was able to work unfettered by logistics. 
Potential homebuyers on the market for a luxury property may want to consider looking into houses that feature radiant floor heating for a more comfortable, relaxing environment.