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A Look Inside the Twin Peaks Escape Pad in San Francisco

A Look Inside the Twin Peaks Escape Pad in San Francisco

Architect
Knock Architecture and Design

Builder
Brad Doran, DCD Building

Photographer
Cesar Rubio


The Twin Peaks Escape Pad is a getaway that lies beneath an existing 3 story home on a steep downsloping property that lies near the famed Sutro Tower in San Francisco, Ca. Views abound, the purpose of this new space was to serve as a family getaway underneath the existing home, used solely for entertaining and enjoyment. A relief from daily life, the Escape Pad is 2000 square feet that spans over two levels, and features soaring 13’ ceilings and views from every space, which was made possible by the unique terraced design that was intentional and pragmatic.

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The wetbar area features custom steel cabinets by Metropolis Metalworks, and the burled redwood paneling and slab, sourced via Aborica and fabricated by Artistic Veneers.

The "vault" underneath the redwood slab partition in its closed state. The partition is cold formed steel paneling over aluminum honeycomb core doors. Modified pivot hinges by Rixson and a custom recessed track allow the partition to function smoothly and without deflection.

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An outdoor shower is concealed in the side yard and features a weathered
cedar slat enclosure.

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Underneath the raised deck, a play structure was formed out of vertical grain cedar slats. Punched openings reveal the playfulness, and is topped by a glass guard with button clips and large starphire glass panels. The modeled, integral color stucco carries the industrial feel from the inside to the outside, and the Weatherwood Stain on the cedar finishes this look.

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The custom built spa was a must have for the homeowners, and features a concealed solar cover beneath the deck boards. It was raised to offer the dramatic view of downtown San Francisco and the East Bay Hills beyond. The interior of the spa is integral color plaster with a Quartzite slab liner at the water line. The sunken conversation pit lies next to the spa and features radiant tubes imbedded in its cantilevered concrete seat.

Source: Dwell

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