John Powell Architects copyright 2011 All rights reserved.
Watson Residence, San Francisco, California
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With the advent of cars, garages were built in front of Victorian houses, and their flat roofs made no attempt to match their design. To rectify this, a gable was built atop the front of the garage. The uncovered roof rafters built behind it look like a roof was removed or never built, which has prompted neighbors to ask, "Is it old trying to look new or new trying to look old?" Painting the interiors and its details white and the use of architectural furniture created a modern, minimal feel within a Victorian envelope.
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