The design-build of this 4,000-plus s.f. San Francisco penthouse began with an architectural shell and focused on creating intimate, human-scale spaces. This home, flanked by floor-to-ceiling clerestory windows on two opposite walls, is a complete study in materials, texture and craftsmanship.

Beautiful cityscape views can be seen just beyond a glass and concrete fireplace at one end of the house and a concrete kitchen island at the other. Large open spaces are capped by a raked-plaster arched ceiling. Details showcase the use of primary materials that define this home—like the double concrete trough sink in the Master Bath, radiant heated floors, and crazed, tempered-glass wall and rubber sink in the Powder Room. Simple materials executed with artistic and technical mastery create a space that is part art gallery—and yet all home.


Project Scope: Turn a loft space penthouse into a warm, city retreat showcasing artistic, material and construction details
Location: San Francisco, CA


June 2005
Home and Apartment Trends (Trends Ideas)
Relaxation Zone

Concrete at Home: Innovative Forms and Finishes for
Floors, Countertops, Walls and Fireplaces

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng
Publisher: Taunton Press

November 2004
Los Angeles Times
The Post-Granite Age

August 2004
Bathroom Trends
Rite of Privacy

“Powder Rooms,” NKBA Design Competition
First Place

June 2004
Bathroom Trends (Trends Ideas)
Cleansing Ritual

March 2004
California Home & Design
Modern Approach

September 2003
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine – Home Design Issue
Zen Spa: Fu-Tung Cheng combines concrete, glass and bamboo in a fluid space by Zahid Sardar

April 2003
Robb Report
Ultimate Home Tour