A Renovated Tiny Victorian

San Francisco, California
Location
  • San Francisco, California
  • A historic Pelton Cottage survived the 1906 earthquake and fires only to be almost completely destroyed by a fire in 2013. Into this near blank slate we designed a “house within a house”, creating a two story volume and light shelf to bounce southern daylight between levels of the residence. This strategy allowed us to keep the traditional center room of a railroad Victorian while still maintaining an open view from the front living room to the kitchen at the rear.

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    Working with an empty shell due to a fire the designers created a 13-foot ceiling on the main floor, located above street level. Within that they tucked a "house-within-a-house" against the southern wall. The mini-house encloses a guest and powder room. Its "roof" catches the sun that pours in through four skylights above it. A bridge links the living area to the kitchen. Photo  of A Renovated Tiny Victorian modern home

    Working with an empty shell due to a fire the designers created a 13-foot ceiling on the main floor, located above street level. Within that they tucked a "house-within-a-house" against the southern wall. The mini-house encloses a guest and powder room. Its "roof" catches the sun that pours in through four skylights above it. A bridge links the living area to the kitchen.

    By eliminating the attic and carving out a former crawl space, Red Dot Studio created room for the residents’ bedrooms underneath the primary living areas. The slatted-hickory-and-glass bridge allows light from a row of skylights to penetrate deep into the lower level. Photo 2 of A Renovated Tiny Victorian modern home

    By eliminating the attic and carving out a former crawl space, Red Dot Studio created room for the residents’ bedrooms underneath the primary living areas. The slatted-hickory-and-glass bridge allows light from a row of skylights to penetrate deep into the lower level.

    Swell lights by Pablo hang above Hot Mesh stools from Blu Dot. The millwork is by J. Spix Fine Cabinets. Photo 3 of A Renovated Tiny Victorian modern home

    Swell lights by Pablo hang above Hot Mesh stools from Blu Dot. The millwork is by J. Spix Fine Cabinets.