DNM Architecture Bernal Heights Cortland St render

Location: San Francisco
Program: Multi-Use
Images: Rendered

Bernal Heights

The collaboration between bay area residential and commercial architecture firm DNM Architecture and L.A.-based Tripalink will bring two commercial spaces and seven housing units to bustling Cortland Avenue in San Francisco 

432 Cortland features 1,360 sqft of commercial space at street level. Because both properties slope downward to the rear yard, walk-out basement apartments are part of each building’s design; 432 Cortland will host a 2BR apartment downstairs. The second floor of the building houses a 4BR flat, and the third floor features a 3BR flat with outdoor decks at the front and back of the unit.  

Next door at 434 Cortland, where the street level retail space is smaller at 460 sqft, but perfect for a boutique shop. A 2BR apartment occupies the rear portion of the ground floor; a second 2BR apartment occupies the basement. Units 3 and 4 are townhouse style apartments – one in front, one in back – on the second and third floors, both with 4BRs and featuring their own roof decks.  

The two new projects on Cortland Avenue are currently under review with the San Francisco Planning Department and should start construction in mid-2023. Together, they will bring 1,820 sqft of commercial/retail space, and seven unique housing units with a combined 9,550 sqft of living space.