Last weekend, I took the annual AIA tour of Bay Area residences; one of the most appealing homes on the circuit was a 1906 Victorian Pacific Heights remodel by Feldman Architecture. I was taken by the masterful blend of traditional and modern elements. The Victorian bones of the building were preserved, yet a sense of modernity was conveyed by sliding interior barn doors, modern glass lighting fixtures, and fanciful touches such as the apple green front door. It all adds up to an incredibly livable family house. Plus, the architects incorporated multiple eco-friendly elements, including solar-powered radiant heat, photovoltaic roof, reclaimed flooring, cabinets and countertops made from recycled materials, and recycled denim insulation.
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