Festival Home Tours
As the COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted our Home Tours program, we are excited to still have the opportunity to promote residential design in the Bay Area. We hope you will join us this year as we continue showcasing a variety of architectural styles and contemporary renovations and explore housing trends and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique living scenarios.
Important note: please read Festival Home Tours Rules before purchasing ticket; program is subject to change or cancelled based on COVID-19 directives.
IN-PERSON TOUR | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bernal Heights Home [Canceled]
Student: $25 | AIA Member: $35 | General: $40
This tour will be a timed entry, self-guided tour; ticket price includes
Architect: Mork Ulnes Architects
Interior Designer: Alison Damonte
Neighborhood: Bernal Heights
Site Area: 1627 Sq. Ft.
Floor Area: 2916 Sq. Ft.
Completion Year: 2021
Photographer: Bruce Damonte
Bernal Heights Home Tour [Canceled]
In our ongoing effort to keep our attendees and staff safe as we navigate through these unpredictable times, we regret to announce the cancelation of the “Bernal Heights Home Tour” on September 11 and the accompanying virtual “Meet the Architect” program on September 10.
If you had registered for the Bernal Heights Home Tour and accompanying Meet the Architect Programs, tickets will be refunded. If you are having difficulties, please reach out directly to email@example.com. Thank you for your continued engagement!
VIRTUAL TOUR | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Potrero Hill Affordable Housing Project: 1101 Connecticut
Student, $5; AIA Member: $15; General: $20
Architect: Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLC
Neighborhood: Potrero Hill
Building Size/Acres: 111,370 Sq. Ft./0.69 acre
Density: 72 units
Completion Year: 2019
Photographer: Keith Baker
About the Project
1101 Connecticut, also named Block X, is the first building in the redevelopment of the 38-acre Potrero Public Housing site in San Francisco. It is the result of a multi-year effort working with the residents and surrounding community to shape the redevelopment master plan in what will be a 1,700 unit mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood.
This 72-unit family housing building is located on a vacant steeply sloping site and offers views across San Francisco Bay and toward the South San Francisco hills. The massing steps with the topography and complements the buildings in the surrounding neighborhood. The common spaces and apartments take advantage of the views with a large south-facing courtyard designed for play, interaction, and barbeque.
View their Stories
Brand-New Happiness: Johnnie’s Story
Johnnie was the first person to move into BRIDGE's 1101 Connecticut in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood.
Potrero is Home: Lisa's Story
In 2019, Lisa and her family moved into 1101 Connecticut, BRIDGE’s first new building to be completed as part of the HOPE SF Potrero Hill revitalization
About the Home
Take this exclusive home tour experience and learn about the historic Case Study House #26 built in San Rafael in 1962 designed by Beverley (David) Thorne (1924 - 2017) who liked the challenge to design houses for hillsides, typically shunned by regular developers. This home was part of the influential Case Study House program, which ran from 1945 to 1966 and defined the image of modern California architecture.
Intended as the representative residence of Bethlehem Steel CEO Harrison Fuller, after his death, a TWA pilot/flight attendant couple lived in this home until it was sold in 2015. The structurally expressive design has been kept mostly in its original condition by past and current owners. The rational floorplan separates private from social spaces, of which the latter are accentuated by a double-height space, whose dramatic roof follows the slope of the lot.
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IN-PERSON TOUR | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Case Study House #26
VIP (Program + Tour) | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Student $30 | AIA Member $75 | General: $90
Limited VIP tickets available; includes light boxed snack
Tour Only | 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Student $25 | AIA Member $50 | General: $60
Architect: Beverley (David) Thorne | 1924-2017
Location: San Rafael
Building Size/Acres: 1,955 SF / 0.9 acre
Completion Year: 1962
Photographer: Rob Jordan, Alfonso Cordon
About the Program
Pierluigi Serraino, Practicing Architect, Design Agitator and Author, will discuss the history of the Bay Area Architects + the Case Study House Program. Pierluigi's projects and writings have been published in journals such as Architectural Record, A+U (Japan), and The Architectural Review (UK). Among his books Modernism Rediscovered (Taschen, 2000), The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Personality Study (Monacelli Press, 2016); Ezra Stoller: A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture (Phaidon, 2019).
This tour offers a largely outdoor experience. COVID protocols and safe distancing on-site will be enforced; timed entry will be monitored in indoor spaces. All details will be provided to registrants.