San Francisco Victorian Renovated with Modern Views

San Francisco Victorian Renovated with Modern Views

Trent Johnson
Aug 3, 2011

What resembles the bridge of a spaceship is actually the loft of a renovated Victorian home in San Francisco using a combination of styles, from cutting edge modern to traditional Victorian. The home employs a variety of salvaged materials, a green roof, and an amazing photovoltaic canopy.

Designed by Craig Steely Architecture, this Victorian row house has been fully renovated and transformed into a modern and sustainable 3-story duplex. The highlight is the glass-walled drawing studio on the roof, with views of the bay and city.

Originally, the architect recommended that it would be far cheaper to tear down the 1880's Victorian and start over. The couple instead opted for a modern renovation maintaining some of the historical significance of the home while employing modern and sustainable building techniques alike. Sustainable features include reclaimed redwood paneling from inside the home repurposed into siding, a stunning green roof, and solar panels.

Via Inhabitat

(Images: Craig Steely Architecture)

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