Jensen Architects refurbished a wonderful Victorian house in Alamo Sq. in San Francisco, USA. From the road, the unique 1889 facade was faithfully restored; the rear facade shows a contemporary composition of sliding aluminum screens and glass.
“The present house owners had lived in the neighborhood for years,” the architects stated. “Whereas they cherished Alamo Sq.’s historic structure, they desired the openness and adaptability of latest properties. This want knowledgeable an architectural composition that integrates two identities and gives for the coexistence of previous and new.”
The bedrooms and social areas are situated on the second and third flooring, respectively, and a small backyard residence sits at floor stage.
“A sculptural stair rising by means of all 4 flooring gives a dramatic focus whereas permitting pure gentle to flood the home from above,” the architects added. “The type of the stair, a twisted quantity, alternates wood-clad solids with light-filled voids. A muted inside palette of bleached white oak, marble and impartial colours, contrasts with the wealthy materiality of the fumed oak of the central stair, bringing the sculptural kind into reduction.”
Aluminum screens add to the brand new, trendy identification of the home. They supply privateness, whereas permitting for unobstructed views of the sq. from inside. Pictures by Joe Fletcher.