The original stock 1950’s apartment building became a well-mannered gem perched on a crest of Russian Hill above Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco.
As the concept of 2425 Hyde came to life, so began the structural upgrading of the building. Concrete micropiles angle 60 feet into bedrock to anchor new foundation panels. Steel moment frames, posts and beams, and structural wood framing were added. These seismic strengthenings of the structure opened up architectural possibilities, as windows and doors were raised to the ceilings, and roofs were raised, slightly, to bring unsurpassed Bay views deep into the rooms.