ZG Residence

Project Information


Cow Hollow, San Francisco, CA






Patrick Brennan Photography

Situated within the lively Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco and sitting directly across from The Presidio, the ZG Residence is an innovative reinterpretation of the Second Empire style of architecture, invoking the grandeur of Parisian buildings from the reign of Napoleon III. The home combines custom amenities, modern aesthetics, and the welcoming environment for a family and their guests.

Originally, the three-story house presented a mix of uses, with a family room, laundry, and bathroom on the first floor, an open dining room and sunken living room on the second, and three bedrooms on the third. The family sought to revitalize the home's interior, tailoring it to their unique tastes after an eclectic renovation by a previous owner.

Entrusted with the transformation, Freeform undertook an extensive redesign of the home's interior, introducing new cabinetry, built-in benches, decorative lighting, and additional amenities such as a wine refrigerator in the pantry and a custom designed security gate. Given the rise in remote work, a detached office was added, perfectly integrating with the redesigned yard. To enhance the residential experience further, Freeform was responsible for the selection and design of the interior furnishings, which include a selection of custom, vintage, and rare pieces like the Vladimir Kagan Serpentine sofa, upholstered to the client's specification, which anchors the living room.

The ZG Residence is a true embodiment of a tailored living experience achieved through thoughtful design interventions. Each space in the home exudes a different atmosphere, from Hollywood Regency glamor to serene contemporary style, and vibrant, colorful nooks. The overall result is a tactile and refined dwelling that harmonizes a unique contemporary design with a sense of warmth and comfort, offering a personalized refuge that is representative of the clients and their discerning eye for design.