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Press kit - Press release - SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA

Press Kit | no. 1733-03

Press release only in English

SOMA Loft Residence

San Francisco, United States

Studio VARA

SOMA Loft Residence is 2017 IIDA Global Excellence Award Finalist

San Francisco, United States, 2018-05-29 - 

Offering spectacular Bay Bridge views, this two-level loft was an uninspired white box chopped up into many small rooms. Having worked with the owners on another home in the Carmel Valley, the designers wanted to bring a similar warm, modern and spacious character to this loft that celebrates the view while offering two-bedroom suites for overnight guests.

 

To accomplish these goals, walls & soffits were first removed to expose concrete. Now pared down to the essentials, the space was reimagined as a composition of planes and volumes in warm materials: concrete, wire-brushed and waxed European white oak, gunmetal gray panels & gallery white walls.

 

The kitchen, a compact composition of white lacquer casework opens to harbor views over an oversized island. A slender blackened steel stair of white oak treads and a frameless glass guardrail replaces the heavy original, and serves as a focal point for the room. The adjacent guest bedroom features a moveable wall of hanging panels that can be hidden away, allowing the living room to seamlessly double in size.

 

The master bathroom features backlit steel mirrors, travertine slab floors & shower walls and vanities made from wire-brushed, waxed oak. Overlooking the living room, a loft features casework that separates a large dressing area from the media room.

 

Using a vibrant Stark carpet purchased by the owners before construction started, furniture and art were selected to complement the natural material palette. Unique pieces include a custom steel and oak dining table and an upholstered bench.


Data Sheet

Architect: Studio VARA

Interiors: Tony Ambus, Design Details

Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering

General Contractor: Upscale Construction

Photography: Bruce Damonte


About Studio VARA
Studio VARA is a San Francisco-based design practice driven by a deep commitment to architecture as a material craft and a discipline grounded in ideas. With the city as reference point and inspiration, they create holistic, well-considered design solutions and human-centered experiences at many scales.
 
They have developed a process-oriented approach that allows design solutions to arise organically from the unique ecology of each project. Clients are engaged throughout the design and construction process in a working environment attuned to their aspirations and infused with ease and clarity. Together, they work side-by-side with contractors and consultants to foster a truly team-oriented process. From the exterior form to the interior furnishings, this flexible, collaborative design approach builds trust and yields spaces that profoundly shape clients’ lives. 

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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design -  Offering spectacular Bay Bridge views, this two-level loft was an uninspired white box chopped up into many small rooms. The space was reimagined as a composition of planes and volumes in warm materials: concrete, wire-brushed and waxed European white oak, gunmetal gray panels & gallery white walls.  - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
Offering spectacular Bay Bridge views, this two-level loft was an uninspired white box chopped up into many small rooms. The space was reimagined as a composition of planes and volumes in warm materials: concrete, wire-brushed and waxed European white oak, gunmetal gray panels & gallery white walls.
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - The downstairs guest bedroom features a moveable wall of hanging panels that can be hidden away, allowing the living room to seamlessly double in size. - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
The downstairs guest bedroom features a moveable wall of hanging panels that can be hidden away, allowing the living room to seamlessly double in size.
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - The designers wanted to bring a warm, modern and spacious character to this loft that celebrates the view. - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
The designers wanted to bring a warm, modern and spacious character to this loft that celebrates the view.
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - Using a vibrant Stark carpet purchased by the owners before construction started, furniture and art were selected to complement the natural material palette  - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
Using a vibrant Stark carpet purchased by the owners before construction started, furniture and art were selected to complement the natural material palette 
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - The kitchen, a compact composition of white lacquer casework opens to harbor views over an oversized island - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
The kitchen, a compact composition of white lacquer casework opens to harbor views over an oversized island
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - Unique pieces include a custom steel and oak dining table and upholstered bench. - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
Unique pieces include a custom steel and oak dining table and upholstered bench.
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - Offering spectacular Bay Bridge views, this two-level loft was an uninspired white box chopped up into many small rooms.  - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
Offering spectacular Bay Bridge views, this two-level loft was an uninspired white box chopped up into many small rooms. 
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Very High-resolution image : 17.68 x 26.51 @ 300dpi ~ 120 MB

Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - The master bathroom features back-lit steel mirrors, travertine slab floors & shower walls and vanities made from wire-brushed, waxed oak - Photo credit:  Bruce Damonte
The master bathroom features back-lit steel mirrors, travertine slab floors & shower walls and vanities made from wire-brushed, waxed oak
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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Press kit | 1733-03 - Press release | SOMA Loft Residence - Studio VARA - Residential Interior Design - Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
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