Nob Hill Traditional with Muratore Corp
It’s hard to complain when your view of the Transamerica Pyramid is so close you can’t fit the entire tower in the window. We photographed this traditional high rise condo atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill a few weeks ago, and the images are already up on Muratore’s shiny new website. I love the way Heather prefaces each project with a black-and-white image; I often find myself converting images to B&W while shooting as it helps me focus on the composition and lines, rather than getting distracted by details.
I’m also proud that Muratore’s website is essentially a portfolio of my work; 14 of the 15 projects listed were shot by me!
Here’s a few more from this shoot — enjoy!
Venetian plaster in a delicate cool gray-green tone, with rococo fixtures. My goal with venetian plaster is always to make sure the pattern shows up clearly.
Capturing floor details is harder than it looks! Lots of lens movement shenanigans, here.
Muratore does it’s own custom millwork, so these photos are designed to show off craftsmanship.
Another floor detail. We wanted the texture and flowing lines to show clearly, and relate to the pattern in the marble tub enclosure.
Units in this building have a “fire door” in the living room that leads to an outdoor stairwell. Concealing that door is a major design feature.
This was fun to shoot — creating layers with light so the monochromatic marble slabs don’t just blend together.
Another feature of older buildings are the radiators. Dealing with them from a design standpoint is difficult; Muratore always finds a solution that stays true to the building’s origins but works with the new interior, as well. And photographing them is unbelievably fun!