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Xiao-Yen’s House Transformation by Craig Steely

By Eric Meunier


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The Xian-Yen’s House is located in San Francisco, California.

This 3,500 sq ft two-unit residence was heavily remodeled in 2010 by Craig Steely Architecture.

According to Craig Steely, ” the extensive remodel of the house began by tearing away the substandard remodeling that had taken place over the past 100 years and replacing it with spaces more appropriate to the client’s program.

Before / After.

These included a more open plan for work and living, a sod roof, and a glass penthouse with the roof supported by a steel exoskeleton.

The steel exoskeleton is part of a seismic upgrade that doesn’t tear the existing building apart. It also supports decks on 2 floors and a pack a bi-facial solar panels.”

Photos by: Bruce Damonte
Source: ArchDaily

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

1 thought on “Xiao-Yen’s House Transformation by Craig Steely”

  1. Touch of nominative determinism by Mr Steely!! (Perhaps he had assistance from Mr Woody the carpenter!!)
    But I do like this – it has really smartened up the former facade and it’s always encouraging to see more and more use of solar panelling.


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