Project: Butterfly House
Architects: John Maniscalco Architecture
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Photographs by: Joe Fletcher
Butterfly House by John Maniscalco Architecture
The Butterfly House in San Francisco, California is a very unique home. It is a mid-century modern home that was completely rebuilt to tailor to the owner’s needs. On the outside, its exterior takes on a sleek modern shape that doesn’t stray too much from the rest of the homes on the street but it is the interior that makes this home unique.
Designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, there are lots of different materials that combine colors to create a lovable minimalist design. This home is made for the ones who live in it. Check it out!
In this complete rebuild of a mid-century modern home, the design flows from an analysis of the varied site conditions already present and reinforces key relationships to the site while establishing new ones. From a relocated street level entry, a careful sequence follows the slope and curates the vertical movement through the home from earthbound experience to the open sky and panoramic views. Each level takes on a different purpose – first, establishing new ties to the street, then anchoring family spaces to the south-facing garden, turning inwardly focused at the sleeping level, and ultimately dissolving at the top level living spaces and roof deck to reveal panoramic connections to the city and bay.