Photo Courtesy of Schwartz Architecture
Susan Chastain, though a professor of architecture
herself at California College of the Arts, surrendered her 1920’s, Marina-style home in Potrero Hill to the talents of Neal Schwartz and architects of the San Francisco Schwartz and Architecture firm. The project was a challenge for Schwartz, who had to work with the home’s many different levels. Schwartz's goal was to find a way to bring the space together while minimizing a sense of disconnection between rooms. In a quote from the San Francisco Chronicle
about the 2008 renovation, Chastain said, “Staircases don't just exist to get you up and down."