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.
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.
The home opens up in the rear with walls of glass to flood the space with light.
The modern exterior is clad in a screen of white recyclable plastic giving it a neat ridged texture.
The ground floor has a partial double-height ceiling over the stairwell that opens up to the living room above.
What would be the attic space is now a gabled loft space for the children.
The master bedroom has the same roofline which is highlighted by the orange painted wall behind the bed.
Interior Designer: Meg Hart Interior Design
Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering
Photographer: Bruce Damonte