Mid-century modern architecture in California embodied an authenticity unencumbered by historical kitsch and evoked an optimism for the future, while taking advantage of the unique light and climate of the region. This extensive remodel of a 1962 tract house in San Francisco maintains the mid-century spirit of the house, while adding a new level of refinement and grace.
Without reconfiguring the interior layout extensively, articulated modifications of the existing spaces and new interventions provide an unexpected sense of sophistication and opulence to the house, enhancing the inherent poetics of the 1960's "box" and creating a personal, unique, and elegant residence for Todd Verwers and his wife. To accentuate the experience of uninterrupted flow of space throughout the house, conventional doors and selected walls were removed to provide uninterrupted ceiling planes. Full-height pocket doors provide a sensation of spaces delineated by wall planes. Shadow reveals and extensive custom detailing reinforce the experience of spatial refinement.
Photographs by Todd Verwers