After graduation from UC Berkeley where they met, Samantha Byrnes and Jeremy Styles moved to San Francisco to be close to their very demanding, high-tech jobs and the foodie culture they found there. They purchased an Edwardian overlooking Dolores Park because of all the activities in the Mission, and it is close enough to work to ride their bikes. Jeremy loves to find new ethnic restaurants and replicate the menus from taste. Their invitation for dinner is known among their friends as THE party to attend.
While both Samantha and Jeremy love anything contemporary, they also wanted their kitchen to be compatible with their cherished Victorian, and to be a practiced balance of new technology and elements of the original architecture. Since they work non-stop hours, they wanted a kitchen that worked hard, yet brought simplicity to their lives.
Bosch appliances were specified because they were easy to use and technologically advanced. The contemporary flush aesthetics worked well with their kitchen design. The long wall with the baking center called for attractive, flush-mounted appliances, as the wall is partially visible from the main living area. This hard-working, beautifully eclectic space mirrors the owners and their busy, vibrant lifestyle.