farrell architecture

Spreckles House Renovation and Addition

Working on distinguished properties in San Francisco can be challenging. It takes experience and skill to navigate California's historic preservation laws, which often put demands in place that contrast with the current owner's hopes and dreams. This house was designed by Houghton Sawyer as a commission by Adolf Spreckles in 1912 and was left untouched for nearly a century till we remodeled the whole house, including the addition of twin 3-story bay windows looking out over the San Francisco Bay , two Roof Decks, Guest Suite, Art Studio, Gymnasium and outdoor terraces. Extensive landscaping of the entire property created a unique outdoor space for family use.