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.


Case Study House #26
Case Study House #26

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Case Study House #26
Case Study House #26

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Case Study House #26
Case Study House #26

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Bernal Heights Home

Student: $25 | AIA Member: $35 | General: $40
This tour will be a timed entry, self-guided tour; ticket price includes

“Meet the Architect” (virtual) program on Friday, September 10. [CANCELED]

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

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Bernal Heights Home Tour

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 info@centersf.orgThank you for your continued engagement!


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

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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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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

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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).


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Safety Protocols:

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.

Thank You to our Home Tours Sponsors