Photographed by Suzanna Scott for Regan Baker Design.
Starting Challenges
At the very entry of the home, the designer faced a few setbacks. "San Francisco homes aren't very wide and the entry of this home main use was the flow between lower and upper levels. We couldn't fit a coat closet for the family near the entry, and for a family of four whose 'shoes off policy' generates a lot of shoes at the entry, this was incredibly challenging," explains Baker.

"Thankfully we found a narrow free-standing bench that provides a seat for taking off and putting on shoes and a modest amount of shoe storage."