San Francisco Residential by Andrew Morrall Architect

morrall_small03When superior architecture meets fine craftsmanship, you get the raw material for great photographs. So when architect Andrew Morrall asked me to shoot a new residential remodel that featured the cabinetry work of Hendrik Furhmeister, I knew from the first look that this would be a winner.

morrall_small01Andrew completely opened up the floorplan of the upper unit of this Victorian duplex, adding the I-beam column and beam support structure and incorporating it into the design.

morrall_small07At the rear of the house, the ground floor opens up two stories to the mid-level, allowing sunlight to pour into both floors and tying them together in an almost loft-like way.

morrall_small06The lower level opens out to a patio and yard, and contains a family room, and master suite.

morrall_small08The master bath was completely re-done with modern features but retaining victorian touches — like the swayback tub with exposed upright hardware, and of course Hendrik’s wooden cabinetry.

morrall_small05The main living space is accessed via a long hallway from the front of the structure, and Andrew made the final stretch feel grand with a curved wall that presents the dining room with a flourish.

morrall_small13The upper unit is one floor, and here again Andrew opened the floorplan, and added box beam ceilings in the rear.

morrall_small04Hendrik built a custom vanity with an unusual angled (and mitered) door on the right side.

morrall_small02The living room connects to the bedrooms via the kitchen, again with Hendrik’s utterly perfect cabinets.

7 responses to “San Francisco Residential by Andrew Morrall Architect

  1. As usual, beautiful photos! I hope one day you find the time to add a video to your course about how you shoot those two-storey shots, like you rear of the house shot. thanks!

  2. I can’t stop focusing on that dog’s eyes.


  3. I can see glass ghost in the bathroom photo šŸ™‚

  4. Rohnn Kostelecky

    I notice some windows are over exposed and some are “correctly” exposed and some lights are on and some are not. What is your decision process on these scenes?

  5. Whatever I think makes the picture look better….that’s what I do. If it seems logical or makes the photo “work” better, then that’s all I need to know!

  6. Interesting reply Scott. I’ve always thought that it doesn’t matter whether some windows are over-exposed or correctly exposed throughout a shoot. Some rooms need more light while some rooms need the view.

    Thanks for putting it that way.

    You coming to Raleigh again anytime soon??? šŸ™‚
    Have a great weekend!!!

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