Like many San Francisco homes, this one poorly integrated its many levels with each other and with its sloping topography and solar orientation.

Instead of selecting a new site or building a completely new home, the existing home was reinvented and reorganized for contemporary living. Contained largely within the existing envelope, this home was remodelled to sui the unique needs of a growing family in a dense urban culture.

The open plan of the second floor allows the kitchen and living room space to look down into this den and outward to the striking city, bay, and garden vista beyond. By recasting the back of the house as its primary façade, with a custom built-in glass wall, we could take advantage of natural light sources. Design incongruities like disconnected staircases were rationalized through recirculation.

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Modern home with Exterior, Tile Roof Material, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, and Glass Siding Material. Flip House's open plan allows striking views outward to the city, bay, and garden. The back of the house was recast as the primary facade with a new glass wall, allowing natural light to fill the home throughout the day.  Photo  of Flip House

Flip House's open plan allows striking views outward to the city, bay, and garden. The back of the house was recast as the primary facade with a new glass wall, allowing natural light to fill the home throughout the day.

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Glass Siding Material, and Metal Siding Material. Photo 2 of Flip House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Glass Siding Material, and Metal Siding Material. Photo 3 of Flip House
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Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, and Coffee Tables. Photo 5 of Flip House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, and Glass Siding Material. Photo 6 of Flip House
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Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, Coffee Tables, Track Lighting, Sofa, and Concrete Floor. Photo 8 of Flip House
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Concrete Floor, Pendant Lighting, Bar, Bench, and Table. Photo 9 of Flip House
Modern home with Living Room, Track Lighting, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Coffee Tables, Concrete Floor, and Chair. Photo 10 of Flip House
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