A dated San Francisco residence was transformed into a lovely, modernised dwelling by local practice Klopf Architecture, who updated the formerly cramped and dark interiors into an airy, spacious open-plan by completely reversing the positions of the social and private areas. 

“The homeowners were surprised when one of the conceptual designs presented a  reverse floor plan, swapping the bedrooms to face the City and bay views at the street side of the house, and connecting the living spaces outward to the backyard,” the studio said.

Affectionately named Modern Inversion, the home’s living area now completely opens up to the rear of the home, its glass sliding doors separating or joining the indoors with the outdoors. The ceilings, decorated with wooden slats forming a pattern, were raised to further open up the volume. 

The home enjoys abundant natural light coming from the rear of the home and the clerestory windows that trim the kitchen area, as well as easy access to the new patio’s landscaped garden.  Visit the studio’s Instagram.

Photography © Mariko Reed for Klopf Architecture

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