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Alamo Square Residence
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SAN FRANCISCO: SEPTEMBER

Neighboring Alamo Square Park, a historic San Francisco landmark, this three-story residence is a house with two faces. From the street, the original 1889 façade is faithfully restored, and appears to be dipped in a modern bath of silver paint, hinting at the transformation within. The rear façade reveals the building’s new identity in a multi-layered composition of sliding aluminum screens and glass. Upon entering, light punctures through from above and the house centers around a sculptural staircase. The form of the stair is a twisted volume, alternating between wood-clad solids and light-filled voids. The stair rises to the rooftop where a sweeping San Francisco view awaits and connects the house to the historic city and to the Bay and beyond.


Architect
Jensen Architects
Photography
Joe Fletcher, Jensen Architects
Location
San Francisco, CA
Competition
Home Tours 2016