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Beacon House is featured in *Wallpaper
The San Francisco midcentury gem that is Beacon House has an interesting origin story. Built in the 1960s to the era's modernist architecture style, full of wood, soft light and open spaces, it is now the family home of an architect and a biologist, who one day, walking down the street, saw it and joked that this would be their ideal home.
ELA is a 2022 Interior Design Best of Year Winner!
ELA is so proud and delighted to announce that our project MIRO is a winner in the legendary Interior Design Best of Year Awards. We were so thrilled to be asked to be a part of this extraordinary San Jose residential project and to contribute interior architecture and design of the lobbies and amenity spaces. We loved the experience of getting to bring our livable and sophisticated interpretation of California modernism to this extraordinary addition to the city's changing skyline. Much gratitude to the team at ID magazine for this wonderful recognition of our work.
188 Octavia wins a 2022 SARA National Design Award!
We are pleased to share the news that 188 Octavia was selected as a winner of a 2022 National Design Award by the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). In this multifamily project, we sought to offer an alternative to the near-ubiquitous five-over-one multifamily construction that abounds in the city, and offer instead a re-reading of the classic Victorian bay window. On the ground floor, we brought a newly active streetscape to the neighborhood, offering retail spaces that work in concert with the residences above. It is an honor to have our work nationally recognized by SARA, and to be in such good company along with the other winners. Thanks to our client DM Development, the city of San Francisco, and to the design team that brought this project from concept to life.
Edmonds + Lee Architects have earned international recognition for their contemporary approach to homes and housing. Partners in work and life, Robert Edmonds and Vivian Lee exemplify that approach in the Switchback House, which they designed for themselves and their two children. The architects speak with AXOR about their San Francisco home and the Compact Luxury principles embodied in its design.
Night & Day House is Featured in Wallpaper*
Edmonds + Lee’s latest residential offering is the redesign of a Noe Valley Craftsman house in San Francisco, which maintains the original historic facade untouched, while completely reimagining the interior and rear, following the studio’s acclaimed modern minimalist approach.
ELA's work is featured in the French publication Artravel.
Architecture of the senses...Elegant, airy, the style of the American architecture firm Edmonds + Lee Architects is often associated with a very fine range of adjectives that capture the spirit of the two architects. A little immersion in the world of Robert Edmonds and Vivian Lee.
Switchback House featured in Casa Vogue Brasil
Minimalism - a difficult word to put into practice, no? Try having a limited budget and lots of ideas in your head: that's how the architects at Edmonds + Lee office arrived at this result. After building many houses for their clients, it was time to build their own home. But what they found was a narrow plot of land in San Francisco, California, on which a 70 m² house could fit. The solution? Verticalize the residence, which resulted in a space of 260 m².
Wallpaper* reviews The Austin
Talk of Californian modernism often conjures up images of low-slung flat roofs, a healthy balance of concrete and timber and large windows looking out to the ocean – or the iconic cityscapes of Los Angeles or San Francisco. Local architecture practice Edmonds & Lee has now offered its own take on the genre in an unusual twist with The Austin project; translating their vision of Californian organic modernism into a multi-family residential scheme in San Francisco's Lower Pacific Heights neighbourhood.
The Esherick Sea Cliff Residence in Wallpaper*
This Renovated Esherick Perfectly Frames the San Francisco Bay. Located in the city's iconic Sea Cliff neighborhood, a historic abode is treated to a stunning renovation. Originally designed by the famed Bay Area architect Joseph Esherick in 1958, the iconic property holds a special sense of place. Not only does it overlook the point where the Pacific Ocean meets the San Francisco Bay, but the home also houses breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Switchback House Featured in Curbed
“As architects, we didn’t want to live in someone else’s architecture, we wanted to live in our own,” says Edmonds. “We started looking for an extreme fixer where we could make a project for ourselves. We were searching for the place nearly everyone else would consider a disaster.”
Wallpaper* Design Awards
The Remember house has been shortlisted for a Wallpaper* 2018 Design Award in the Best New Private House category (!!!).The winners will be announced in the February issue, but we are especially proud to be the only American design firm on the list.
Esherick Sea Cliff House in SF Cottages and Gardens
The Bay Area loves its midcentury modern homes, from Eichler ranches to Neutra rarities, and these architecture gems are highly sought after by a new generation of homebuyers. So when a stylish French couple recently acquired a 1957 Sea Cliff house designed by iconic architect Joseph Esherick, they lavished it with attention.
Contemporary family living in Noe Valley
After designing many houses in the Bay Area over the last decade, architects Robert Edmonds and Vivian Lee were excited to construct a home for themselves and their two young boys. Their Noe Valley site was a mixed blessing: They had the rare opportunity to build from scratch, but also had to stick to a tight construction timeline and a limited budget.
Robert and Vivian speak with Arkitektura Assembly
The architectural firm of Edmonds + Lee has made its home high up in what is the Mission’s tallest building, locally known as the US Bank building (designed in the 60’s by FTM Associates). Founded in 2005 by partners Vivian Lee and Robert Edmonds, who originally met as grad students at New York’s Columbia University, the practice has really taken off in the last five years with a lot of ground up and large scale commercial works. Today, the office has eight full time architects. Edmonds + Lee bring a different perspective to the table, offering an alternative to a soft modernism with a sharper more tailored look. We sat down with them in their offices overlooking the city, surrounded by models, material samples and the quiet industry of their design team.
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