Slices of downtown San Francisco reveal themselves from every corner of this flawless modern design: the Laidley Street Home by Michael Hennessey Architecture. Entering this astounding home through a pivot door at the garage level, owners and their guests are welcomed inside this bright and open residence in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood. Up a flight of walnut stairs, the main social level reveals its fantastic details.

According to the architects, this home is not only bright and cheery, it also showcases a coherent design united by one major element: a wall of rift-sawn oak veneer cabinetry running from one end to the other throughout the main floor. Interrupted by contrasting white furniture, this wall brings visual connection between the open spaces, as well as the comforting texture of wood.

Located in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco, this ground-up residence harnesses natural light throughout the day, captures views of a wind-swept park, and a makes a strong visual connection to the split-level road at the front of the property. At the main living level, a continuous wall of rift-sawn oak veneer cabinetry runs the full length of the building tying the living area, kitchen, and dining area into one cohesive space. Floor-to-ceiling glass at the master suite and dining area opens the interior spaces to a dramatic view of downtown San Francisco.

With floor-to-ceiling windows at both ends of the main floor, this home’s flawless modern design provokes its inhabitants to live a life open to the outdoors and strongly connected to the surrounding neighborhood and panoramas.