This contemporary San Francisco home features a sculpted cast glass staircase

Geddes Ulinskas Architects recently completed a stunning home in Cow Hollow, San Francisco characterized by an exquisite cast glass staircase. Spread over 12,000 square feet on a .26-acre lot, the home features ample indoor and outdoor spaces and intricate stone detailing. And not to mention that it overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge!

Designer: Geddes Ulinskas Architects

“We took a lot of inspiration from the natural surroundings when designing this house and tried to bring nature into it as much as possible,” said Geddes Ulinskas. The three-storey house was equipped with six bedrooms and basically consists of several shells stacked on top of each other, which can be glazed throughout. The roof exudes a floating effect as the structure is pulled back from the outer walls and pillars have been set in glass. This also allows for a linear band of bronze windows throughout the home.

A 20-foot wooden door leads you into the home, while the smooth exterior walls have wood-clad eaves dangling above them. These contrast nicely with the split limestone entrance. As you enter the home, you are greeted by a seating area and an adjoining dining room. The dining room opens onto the garden via floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. These transparent glass doors create an intimate connection between inside and outside. Materials such as wood and hand-textured stone were used to accent the interiors and they pair beautifully with the custom paneling and blackened steel finishes.

“We used nature-inspired colors like charcoal and dark green with fittings inspired by water waves, lightning, and other fractal shapes,” said Ulinskas.

The entire home is defined by stunning sliding glass doors that offer sweeping views of San Francisco, integrating indoor and outdoor living. Fabric was stretched across the ceiling to hide some of the technical equipment – creating clean lines and smooth surfaces. The star of the home, however, is a gorgeous steel and glass staircase that, in the studio’s words, “reads more like a two-story work of art than a product of construction.” The sculptural staircase was brought to life by pouring molten glass into a thick 4-inch mold and then cooling the glass steps for almost three months.

The home has also been outfitted with a private cinema, wine room, gym, 22-meter lap pool, built-in stainless steel spa, and wellness spa with glass-enclosed sauna and steam shower. A huge rooftop deck on the house offers views of San Francisco Bay and also features a stone fire table.

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