SUBZERO|WOLF KITCHEN DESIGN AWARD WINNER • September, 2017
We’re proud to have been chosen a global winner out of more than 1,500 entries from 24 countries worldwide! 25 finalists from 7 countries came together at the famous Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, where DAA Principal David Armour and Project Architect Scott Schneider accepted the honor of 2nd Place Transitional Kitchen 2015-16 for our project “Contemporary Edwardian”. A very warm thank you to SubZero|Wolf and their judges for recognizing our work.
ABOUT THE PROJECT: This 6,500 square foot home was designed for a family with a rich tradition of multigenerational living, creating unique challenges for a vertically-oriented urban row house. Paramount to our work was understanding all facets of the family’s daily life in order to structure the home’s flow and design to respond to them in thoughtful ways. Instead of a simple in-law space, we designed an entire 2nd master suite so that the grandparents would feel completely at home and appropriately honored; for the rest of the active family: a garden with outdoor fireplace and putting green; rooftop hot tub; and music and movie rooms on the ground floor.
THE WINNING KITCHEN: foremost a stunning entertaining space equipped for elaborate food preparation (the owners are in the food industry), the kitchen also had to meet the needs of 3 generations, factoring in everything from schoolwork to booster seats to grandparent mobility. The client sought beauty and light throughout, with a direct connection to the outdoors. Due to site and zoning limitations, the rear-facing space available for a kitchen was narrow at just 25 feet, so we turned the footprint sideways and annexed space behind the garden setback to add a generously sized breakfast room looking out on a side terrace. With the kitchen on the second floor, we used folding doors to the two outdoor terraces to connect indoors to out and provide views of the garden. ...READ MORE about the awards: SubZero|Wolf KDC
SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE MAGAZINE • May, 2017
David Armour Architecture was pleased to support the San Francisco Decorator Showcase again this 40th anniversary year, joining with the city’s fine design, architecture & real estate communities to raise funds for the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program (www.sfuhs.org). 32 interior and landscape design firms were selected to transform spaces within the 11,000-square-foot mansion at 2698 Pacific Street into a design of their choosing. The 1904 home, originally by Newsom & Newsom, boasts a spectacular circular portico with white marble steps and a grand, elegant foyer leading to an oversized oak stair with a vintage stained glass skylight. With its intricate crown moldings, elaborately detailed plaster ceilings, richly crafted paneling and timeless floorpan, this home embodies the values that our firm holds dear. We hope everyone got to see it!
All funds raised through Showcase support the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program.
VIEW PHOTOS of the 2017 house: dwell: a peek inside!
OUR FAVORITE: don't miss Bibliotheek ("library" in Dutch) by fab designer Martin Kobus: Dutch Master at SF Showcase