A Little House Grows Up, Goes Modern, Gets Off the Grid

Look carefully at this modern home near Buena Vista Park and you can see the ghost of what it used to be: A much smaller, circa 1939 house crouched in the shadow of the elegant behemoths that populate the area. The before shots tell the story; the garage doors, the entry to the lower level, and the small front balcony were all existing—but now they are wearing new coverings and topped with a second story.

Architect Andy Rodgers designed the house, and he’s getting ready to show it off this weekend (Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) during the 13th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours (a tour of six homes presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design).

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