A remodel can easily bring out the contemporary possibilities in old houses. Take as example this San Francisco home imagined by Dijeau Poage Construction – a home opened to the surroundings and prepared for a modern lifestyle. Inviting natural light inside through a series of glass additions like floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the outdoor on the ground level and first floor and glass guardrails on the three terraces overlooking the backyard. The original Craftsman house is located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, and retains its original charm even with the addition of 2.090 square feet of new living space.

According to the architects, “structural upgrades required a complete footing replacement and lowering the basement floor level.” The beautiful floating wood and glass staircase shines as focal point in an open and bright new home. The wood shaping this defining interior element came from a native black walnut tree removed from the backyard before remodeling started. Keeping a clean design line in the backyard, architects used Ipe wood, Bluestone and architectural concrete to compose a welcoming outdoor environment and complete the attractiveness of this elegant San Francisco remodel.

Take a good look at the facade and interiors and let us know which design element caught your attention, we’d love to know.