David Baker Architects

300 Ivy Street


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View from the corner of Hayes and Gough. Image: Bruce Damonte

Corner bay at Gough and Grove. Image: Bruce Damonte

Just a block from the newly created Octavia Boulevard—a boutique retail corridor that replaced the demolished Central Freeway—300 Ivy is a mixed-use development of urban market-rate homes and shops.

At the southwest corner of Grove and Gough Streets in Hayes Valley, the development brings 63 new flats and townhouses to the neighborhood. Along Gough Street, lively storefronts make up a pedestrian-friendly retail row, with prominent corner facades at both Ivy and Grove.

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Klein, Epstein & Parker interior. Image: David Baker Architects

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Retail

Open and inviting retail storefronts face Gough Street. The design follows a pattern and scale consistent with the Hayes Valley neighborhood.

Image: Bruce Damonte

Street-level residential stoops on Grove. Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Stoops

The ground level residential is activated by stoops, a traditional strategy.

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Townhouse courtyards. Image: Bruce Damonte

Townhouses

There are five town homes that are entered directly from Ivy Alley. They are 3 stories tall and feature roof desks.

Ivy Street townhouse row. Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Entering the peaceful "decompression" courtyard. Image: Bruce Damonte

Entry Courtyard

The Feng Shui compliant entry is off the narrow Ivy Street. Bicycle parking is located next to the main door behind the sliding barn doors.

The entry courtyard has custom furniture by OHIO Design, shared bicycle racks, and a secure bicycle "garage." Image: Bruce Damonte

Custom "K" entry door by Pacassa Studio. Image: Bruce Damonte

Lobby mailboxes with custom bench and recycling bins by Pacassa Studios. Image: Bruce Damonte

Lobby

The lobby is designed with authentic traditional materials used in a modern way.

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Roof

The roof has a large deck for residents. It includes an outdoor kitchen and dining space, a sunbathing area, and planters for urban agriculture. Landscape design by Fletcher Studio. Furniture designed and fabricated locally by OHIO Design.

Image: Bruce Damonte

Computer rendering of apartment interior. www.VisualizeItBuilt.com

Apartments

The apartments feature clean, modern design.

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Plans

In response to the central, transit-rich location, this project is “parking lite," with one automobile space for every two units. There is extensive enclosed bicycle parking, much of it in a convenient bike station right by the front door.

Ground floor plan. Image: DBA/Fletcher Studio

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Rendering: View from Gough near Hayes Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Corner of Gough and Ivy Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

Rendering: Corner of Gough and Ivy Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Rendering: Corner bay at Gough and Grove. Image: David Baker Architects

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View down Ivy Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

Curved corner of the shingled townhouses on Ivy Street. Image: Mark Hogan

Entry gate. Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

A detail of the entry courtyard ramp with an amazing tile cut. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: Bruce Damonte

The common table in the lobby. Image: David Baker Architects

Design sketch of lobby mailboxes and bench by Kelly Gregory of DBA.

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Rendering: Street-level stoops on Grove. Image: David Baker Architects

By pulling the ground floor back from the property line, the design returns several feet of sidewalk to the public realm for active neighborhood uses.

Rendering:Pedestrian retail at the corner of Gough and Grove. This space is awaiting a cafe.

Rendering: Ivy Street is envisioned with "living alley" pedestrian improvements. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: Bruce Damonte

A Google Earth aerial mash-up with the preliminary 300 Ivy design inserted.

Computer rendering of apartment interior. www.VisualizeItBuilt.com

Computer rendering of apartment interior. www.VisualizeItBuilt.com

Computer rendering of apartment interior. www.VisualizeItBuilt.com

Site plan showing landscaping designed by Fletcher Studio.

Final roof plan with Fletcher Studio landscape design.

This conceptual plan illustrates how Ivy Street might eventually be converted to a Living Alley.

Upper floor plan. Image: DBA/Fletcher Studio

Roof plan. Image: DBA/Fletcher Studio

2014.01.16 Construction view of the corner of Gough and Ivy.

CONSTRUCTION 2014.01.16 The entry courtyard designed by Fletcher Landscape Studio, almost completed.

2012.10.31 The three story townhouses on Ivy Alley are almost framed.

2012.01.07 The concrete podium is poured in one day: 570 yards of concrete.

This is the future high ceiling retail space along Gough Street. Note Richardson Apartments in the background.

2012.10.31 The very complex post tensioned slab is almost ready to be poured.

2012.08.12 Rebar being placed on top of the "rat slab" to reenforce the matt foundation.

2012.05 Construction has started with site clearing.

Pocket Development: Elizabeth and Don.

Developer Elizabeth Costello giving Architectural Journalist John King a tour of the last "unclosed" corner unit at 300 Ivy in January, 2014.

Early concept sketch of the Grove Street elevation by David Baker.

Early concept sketch of the Ivy Alley elevation by David Baker.

DBA's 300 Ivy Street, Richardson Apartments, and Hayes Valley Housing all help to knit together the rift in the neighborhood left behind by the collapse and removal of the Central Freeway. Image: Bruce Damonte

awards

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Multifamily Housing Community (over 60 DUA)
Pacific Coast Builders' Conference

project details

Category

2012 in Review, All Projects, Apartments, Current Work, Green, LEED, Market-Rate, San Francisco

​Location

San Francisco, California

Developer

Ivy Grove Partners LLC

Architect

David Baker Architects

General Contractor

Cahill Contractors

Landscape Architect

Fletcher Studio

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project data
300 Ivy Street 21010
 
San Francisco, California
Completed January 2014
number of units
studio 1
1 bedroom 23
2 bedroom 34
3 bedroom townhouse 5
total 63
commercial
retail sf  5,465
density ratios
project sf 97,283
site sf 22,867
acres 0.52
total bedrooms 107
bedrooms/acre 206
units/acre 122
parking
automobile - residential 32
automobile - retail 3
automobile - car share 2
bicycle 68
residential spaces/unit 0.5
type garage
certification
LEED for Homes Registered