On Lusk Alley in San Francisco's South of Market district, a 1917 smokehouse and meat-processing facility has been renovated to become Twenty Five Lusk. The 265-seat new American restaurant and bar is an unexpected gem in the urban fabric. CCS Architecture crafted the two-level space, weaving graceful forms and sophisticated materials through the massive, historic, warehouse structure.
The interior emphasises a counterpoint between the new palette of polished stainless steel, glass, white plaster, leather, mirror, faux fur, and slate and the existing elements of brick, concrete and rough-sawn timber.
The architecture sets up a notable contrast between the dramatic vertical space and the single-height areas, allowing guests to experience the restaurant in its totality while providing intimate spaces to explore. CCS transformed the entire 15,000 square foot warehouse to accommodate new uses. Twenty Five Lusk occupies the first and second floors, and the third level has been designed as a 5200 square feet of creative office space.