The Beaver Street Reprise in San Francisco, California – home to the Craig Steely Architect office as well as Steely’s “home” in a more traditional sense – was getting too cozy for comfort. To accommodate his own blooming business and that of his painter wife, as well as their growing son, rather than moving homes the architect opted to reconfigure the existing plan. The makeover meant relocating the kitchen, living room and dining area to a new rooftop level atop the existing two-storey, wood-clad home. The elegant new addition features floor-to-ceiling windows (like every level of the house) and opens onto a little private piece of heaven in the city – an outdoor living space with a sod roof and lovely south-facing outdoor deck, complete with a chic fireplace. The professional office occupies the lower part of the house. Architect Craig Steely.