This railroad-style Victorian had a series of small rooms from front to back. It was covered by an unfinished attic with one small room at the back of the roof and an unfinished basement below. The challenge was to bring in more light throughout. First we located a new staircase to connect all three floors. Then we combined the last few rooms and opened part of the attic to create a common, vaulted living space with skylights above. The removed attic redwood framing was reused to build a new bridge with steel rails that connects two parts of the top floor. To create living space above we dropped the remaining attic floor level and added dormers to the roof. Two bedrooms were also created at the basement level. A skylight shaft enclosed in glass illuminates the kitchen as it continues to a lower bedroom. Original details such as casework, plaster molds, redwood and windows were preserved, lending to an old / new mix.

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Modern home with Dining Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Chair. view of dining and kitchen with bridge above Photo  of Bridge HouseView Photos

view of dining and kitchen with bridge above

Modern home with Living Room, Pendant Lighting, Sofa, Recessed Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. view toward living area at rear of room Photo 2 of Bridge HouseView Photos

view toward living area at rear of room

Modern home with Exterior, House, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. exterior front of house with new dormers visible at roof Photo 3 of Bridge HouseView Photos

exterior front of house with new dormers visible at roof

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, and Wood Tread. new bridge and hangout space above Photo 4 of Bridge HouseView Photos

new bridge and hangout space above

Modern home with Bedroom, Light Hardwood Floor, and Bench. angled window in new dormer with view of Sutro Tower at Twin Peaks Photo 5 of Bridge HouseView Photos

angled window in new dormer with view of Sutro Tower at Twin Peaks

Modern home with Hallway and Light Hardwood Floor. former attic space now living space, view across bridge Photo 6 of Bridge HouseView Photos

former attic space now living space, view across bridge

Modern home with Kitchen. kitchen with glass enclosed skylight shaft at the end Photo 7 of Bridge HouseView Photos

kitchen with glass enclosed skylight shaft at the end

Builder
  • 7x7 Construction
Photographer
  • Eric Rorer
Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
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