While this house in San Francisco looks completely modern on this side, on the other, it’s a restored Victorian facade that blends into the neighborhood’s more formal frontage. The Janus House sits on a through-block lot, meaning both the front and the back are street facing, and Kennerly Architecture & Planning took on the task of maintaining the front portion’s historic exterior while extending the back towards the alley.

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The front!

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Despite the dichotomy of styles, they managed to blend the interior perfectly so that you’d never know you were in a home with two faces.

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The home opens up in the rear with walls of glass to flood the space with light.

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The modern exterior is clad in a screen of white recyclable plastic giving it a neat ridged texture.

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The ground floor has a partial double-height ceiling over the stairwell that opens up to the living room above.

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What would be the attic space is now a gabled loft space for the children.

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The master bedroom has the same roofline which is highlighted by the orange painted wall behind the bed.

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Interior Designer: Meg Hart Interior Design
Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering
Photographer: Bruce Damonte