This House in San Francisco has Two Faces

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Mar 4, 2014 • References: kennerlyarchitecture and design-milk
This house in San Francisco has been restored by Kennerly Architecture & Planning, taking on the task of maintaining the front portion's historic exterior while extending the back towards an alley. Although San Francisco looks completely modern on the outside, it's actually a melting pot of restored Victorian facades. Titled the Janus House, it sits on a through-back lot, meaning both the front and back are street facing.

The result of the renovation is a double-front house; so it doesn't matter which end you face, you're always approaching the "front" of the house. While the first side looks old, the rear looks completely new with large glass windows from top to bottom. The interior of the home is seamless, so you'd never know you were in a two-faced house.