San Francisco, California
Magnolia Place is a 66,000 SF mixed-use residential and retail project located in the Marina district of San Francisco. It retains the vision of the great Marina apartment buildings of the 1920’s and 1930’s, but reinterprets this vision in a modern way. The project consists of two ground floor retail tenants and 27 apartments over underground parking.
Bounded by three streets of very different characters, the project responds to its site. Retail tenants face the busy Lombard Street (here part of highway 101); three quiet “garden” apartments are located on Magnolia Street, a quiet alley; and the main lobby for the upper two floors of apartments looks out to the residential through-street, Buchanan. The defining feature of the project is a second floor courtyard that runs the length of the site and extends the pattern of the mid-block backyards of the adjacent properties.