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With three children under the age of ten, space and functionality had become an issue for one San Francisco family. The husband and wife wanted to expand and modernize the family home without losing the references to the traditional and historical integrity of the 1908 structure. Butler Armsden Architects reconfigured their 16th Avenue house into an expansive, contemporary, four-level home while retaining the street elevation and many original details. Pre-construction the house had 3,452 s.f. of livable space. The design called for expansion into the attic for a master suite aerie and a garden level addition of office/guest room and bath. When the project was complete the family had 4,612 s.f. to spread out in, with bedrooms for each of the children, a modern ALNO-outfitted kitchen, and a seismic upgrade.