Gast Architects, established in San Francisco in 1980, is an eleven-person team specializing in new custom homes and renovations, including the sensitive restoration and adaptation of historic properties in styles from warm modern to traditional. We thrive on the creative and enjoyable collaboration with our clients, contractors, and consultants in bringing to life buildings of the highest quality that are site and client-responsive, beautiful and timeless, durable and sustainable.
11th Street Studio: Gast Architects studio is located on the top floor of an historic warehouse in the South of Market neighborhood. The building was renovated to LEED Gold standards, and the interior was designed with a focus on sustainability. Photo: Matthew Millman Buena Vista Residence: This 1913 Italian Revival was in need of substantial changes to meet the needs of a young family. The kitchen was completely reconfigured to include an eating area and uninterrupted views of the Bay. Photo: John Sutton Chalk Hill Residence: This 17 acre parcel was developed as a primary residence and gathering place for the owners' family and friends . The design integrates easy flow to the pool, and gardens, capitalizing on views over the vineyards to the surrounding wooded hills. Sustainable features include photovoltaic panels, solar hot water and pool heating, radiant heating, and trellises and roof overhangs for sun control. Photo: John Sutton Twin Peaks Residence: This 1960’s Twin Peaks residence was renovated to create an updated presence on the street. A bathroom was added to the basement office/media room as part of its integration into the home. Photo: J.D. Peterson Historic San Francisco Residence: A grand 1899 home on a commanding corner site in Pacific Heights had been divided into several units, with many of its remarkable features compromised or hidden. A complete renovation of the home reconfigured space for contemporary living and captured the panoramic bay views, while respecting the historic bones of the building. Photo: John Sutton Sea Cliff Hideaway: As part of a substantial renovation of this Seacliff home, a combined sitting and dining area was created and connected to an updated kitchen and opened to a new rear deck and garden. Photo: John Sutton San Francisco Shingle Style: A hidden staircase behind a secret door leads to a study of the master bedroom in this transformed 1909 shingle style home. Photo: Stephen Fridge Sea Cliff Residence: A detail from a new kitchen and family room extension to a Sea Cliff residence. Photo: Margot Hartford Walnut Hill Ranch: A country home in the tradition of mid-nineteenth century vernacular farmhouses opens out to the pool and orchard. Photo: Mark Sinclair Napa Villa Napa Villa North End Studio Walnut Hill Ranch Walnut Hill Ranch Cole Valley Residence San Francisco Shingle Style Pacific Heights Residence Pacific Heights Residence Kentfield Residence Kentfield Residence Kentfield Residence Hill Top Residence Hill Top Residence Beaux-Arts Residence North End Studio Twin Peaks Residence Presidio Heights Pueblo Revival Presidio Heights Pueblo Revival Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Pacific Heights Residence Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Beaux-Arts Residence North End Studio Cole Valley Residence Beaux-Art Residence San Francisco Apartment Chalk Hill Residence Sea Cliff Hideaway Presidio Heights Pueblo Revival Oahu Residence Napa Villa Napa Villa San Francisco Shingle Style Country Residence Pacific Heights Residence Beaux-Arts Residence Chalk Hill Residence Sea Cliff Hideway Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Chalk Hill Residence Sea Cliff Hideaway Presidio Heights Pueblo Revival San Francisco Shingle Style San Francisco Apartment Walnut Hill Ranch Pacific Heights Residence Pacific Heights Residence Pacific Heights Residence Country Residence Cow Hollow Residence San Francisco Apartment Beaux-Arts Residence Napa Villa Napa Villa Cow Hollow Residence Cow Hollow Residence Cole Valley Residence Cole Valley Residence Hill Top Residence Hill Top Residence – Added an island to the existing kitchen Pacific Heights Residence Pacific Heights Residence Sea Cliff Hideaway Presidio Heights Pueblo Revival Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Oahu Residence 355 11th Street Country Residence Beaux-Arts Residence Napa Villa Cole Valley Residence Cow Hollow Residence Walnut Hill Ranch San Francisco Apartment Chalk Hill Residence Presidio Heights Pueblo Revival Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Oahu Residence Hill Top Residence Pacific Heights Residence North End Studio San Francisco Apartment 355 11th Street 355 11th Street 355 11th Street 355 11th Street Oahu Residence