The beautiful city of San Francisco, California features some of our favorite dwellings from around the globe, and thanks to the team at Craig Steely Architecture we can add yet another one to the long list of stunning homes in the Bay Area.
After recently presenting one of our favorite projects in the Live-Work-Play Residence, the design team now presents us with the Xiao-Yen House. Craig Steely took a new approach to remodeling, completely gutting and redesigning this contemporary 3,500 square foot home. The two unit residence was recently completed in 2010.
“The extensive remodel of the house began by tearing away the substandard remodeling that had taken place over the past 100 years and replacing it with spaces more appropriate to the client’s program. These included a more open plan for work and living, a sod roof, and a glass penthouse with the roof supported by a steel exoskeleton. The steel exoskeleton is part of a seismic upgrade that doesn’t tear the existing building apart. It also supports decks on 2 floors and a pack a bi-facial solar panels.” via Enpundit