Bernal Heights Remodel Photo: Patrick Siemer
Hart Wright Architects is a small 2 person husband and wife firm. We are committed to environmental stewardship and we will provide information and options for how to be as "green" as possible. We are client centered and will work with you to find the best custom design solutions. We collaborate with our colleagues, contractors and consultants and thereby cultivate a team approach to solving the problems at hand. We are innovative and always seek ways to improve our process.
Bay Area Remodel: Here is a Mid-Century Modern kitchen remodel. We removed some walls between the kitchen and dining room but mainly allowed them to act independently of each other. There is too much of an urge to remove walls, but to us, spaces become just one large kitchen. With this in mind, we designed a wider opening into the kitchen and a secondary door that could be closed off if need be, allowing the spaces to feel open and flow with each other but still be separate. Photo: David Livingston
Bay Area Remodel: Here is a Mid-Century Modern kitchen remodel. In various places, the original house had a quirky wall finish that consisted of redwood tiles with alternating grain in a checkerboard pattern. We preserved it and added it to new walls making the transition from old spaces to the remodeled area completely seamless. Photo: David Livingston
Mid-Century Remodel: Complete renovation of a mid-century home in the SF Bay Area. The plan was reconfigured to accommodate a master suite. All rooms have floor to ceiling glass with access to the exterior. Large overhangs provide shade and keep the house cool. Large skylights were added at key locations dumping light into the spaces where it is shared with translucent sliding glass doors and interior windows. Custom water feature and all hardsape were designed and redone. Photo: Sam Shaw
Mid Century Remodel: Interior window captures light from the hallway outside which is illuminated by a skylight. Plywood cabinetry and concrete countertops were used to give an updated take on the 50's mid-century style.
Mid Century Remodel: Linear lighting was used to provide ambient light in the room and it also illuminates the closet which has translucent glass doors, adding more light into the room. Wood ceiling prevented installation of recessed lighting. Low voc paints and natural fiber carpeting were used. Photo: Minh Tran
Mid Century Remodel: Keeping up with the Mid-Century theme, we used concrete, plywood and bright colors. Linear lights are used to provide ambient light and accentuate the horizontality of the house. Photo: Liz Rusby
Los Angeles Remodel: This south facing building needed shade from the warm Southern California sun. Eyebrow shades were designed to protrude far enough to block summer sun, but allow winter sun in. Traditional passive solar design. Materials were updated and windows were detailed with trim to create a composition of design elements. Photo: Stella Lee
Los Angeles Remodel: With a small addition and the insertion of a large skylight, this hallway at the top of the stairs became a real space for the family to use. Floor to ceiling glass and easy access via an exterior stair allow them to go directly to the back yard from this space. Photo: Stella Lee
Los Angeles Remodel: Neutral palette of tile and color were used. Lots of natural light was added to this bathroom. With a small configuration change, a small bathroom became large and light filled. A new skylight and floor to ceiling glass were also added. Photo: Stella Lee
Bathroom Remodel: Walnut cabinetry with a pietra cardoza natural stone countertop. Heath Ceramics were used in the shower.
Custom Furniture: These pieces were designed to provide many uses. They act as extra seating when the lids are open, but when closed they act as coffee tables with storage cubbies. The pieces are on wheels and can be placed together in several different configurations.
Custom Water Feature: This is a custom designed water feature. It is a simple concrete form on a steel tube pedestal. Water is recirculated inside the tube and comes up from the center of the form. Photo: Minh Tran
San Francisco Remodel: The plan was to have better flow between the dining room and kitchen. We made the kitchen bigger by designing a small addition and opened the kitchen onto the back yard with a deck and sliding patio door. The clients wanted the kitchen to be modern and clean, but the dining room had the period details and trims we all wanted to keep. We trimmed the dining room side of the opening with matching traditional trim and the kitchen side of the opening with minimal 2 inch flat trim. Photo: David Livingston
Bay Area Remodel: Presenting a Mid-Century Modern home that needed to be updated and refreshed. The main goal of this project was to keep the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic but update it. The resulting project comes from this really great collaboration. Photo: David Livingston