Sandra Vivanco, AIA, SEED
Fair Oaks Residence

This residential modernization in Noe Valley was designed to accommodate a blended family. The public living/dining/kitchen was carved from the bowels of the original building adjacent to the garden and the private spaces were designed to screen the home from the street inverting the traditional domestic relationships. Another inversion was to place the master bed and bath at the ground floor buttressing the entry. The result is a pleasant mix of two disparate yet connected worlds: the parents and the two teenage sons.