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Remodeled kitchen, slim new deck make the most of the view.

Like the chambers in a telescope, this new kitchen, dining room, and deck line up along a single axis to focus on a north-facing view of San Francisco Bay.

The old kitchen had been sandwiched between a pantry on the south and a stairway on the north that blocked the view. A large formal dining room lay off the pantry. Cooking and eating activities were totally cut off from the living area, which had the great view all to itself.

To open up the view corridor, San Francisco architects Suzanne Greischel and William Stout removed interior partitions and the stairway, making room for a new dining area close to the view and adjacent to the living room.

The old pantry became a new kitchen ringed with counters and open to the dining room.

The most dramatic addition is the deck, reached through custom-designed, glass-surrounded French doors. Less than 8 feet wide but 17 feet long, it functions as an extension of the dining area. It's also long enough to catch sunlight, and it widens the owners' panorama by letting them see around the house next door.
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Date:Jul 1, 1985
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