Alvarado House by Terry & Terry Architecture

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The commenters over on ArchDaily have called the Alvarado House the “mullet house” — business in the front, party in the back. This San Francisco, CA home renovation by Terry & Terry Architecture retained the original front facade of home while creating a dramatically different dynamic in the back.

While maintaining parts of the original Victorian layout, Terry & Terry Architecture designed a new rear portion of the house, adding bathrooms, bedrooms, and an open concept kitchen, dining, and living area. Also added were outdoor desk spaces, a ground-level patio and tiered exterior stairs.

Architect: Terry & Terry Architecture
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Project Team: Alex Terry AIA, Ivan Terry
Engineer: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
Landscape Architect: Outer Space Landscape Architecture
General Contractor: Timberline Construction
Project Area: 2,600 square feet
Photographs: Ethan Kaplan

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