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The Coachman: Lundberg Design Retrofits a San Francisco Bar with Walls Made of Honey

by , 07/18/14

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San Francisco-based Lundberg Design transformed one of their old projects, Heaven’s Dog, into one of the city’s most visited restaurants – The Coachman. The design team added around 600 square feet of space to the existing bar and enlarged it into a spacious restaurant with a great selection of cocktails. Hit the jump for more details about this striking renovation.



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After the building suffered flooding, the designers considered the option of repairing the existing bar. An adjacent space became available and they decided to enlarge the Heaven’s Dog bar and transform it into a large restaurant with a bar area. A large single slab of cypress was kept as the bar top, and was complemented with glass panels filled with different varieties of honey.

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The new design involved moving the refrigeration and opening up to the kitchen. This helped create a large, dramatic space which aligns with the long bar axis and, together with the honeycomb panels, provide the perfect mixture of drama and warmth.

+ Lundberg Design

Images by K M Dale Tan

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