05/18/2013 04:25 pm ET

San Francisco Open House: Not Your Grandmother's Edwardian (PHOTO)

Teed-Haze/Sotheby's International Realty

This article comes to us courtesy of California Home + Design.

By Philip Ferrato

Where: 3481 Washington Street, Presidio Heights
When: Sunday, May 19 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
What: For a neighborhood of spectacularly large homes, this c.1906, 3-bed, 4.5-bath house is narrow and hemmed in on a tight lot. Inside, it's another story altogether. The owner replaced much of the original wood structure with steel, opening up the spaces for flexible, modern living. To bring in more light, wall-sized scrims of acid-etched glass and steel were installed in what had once been a air shaft. Below, the entry hall is softly illuminated even on a dark day.

Click over to California Home + Design for more on the home, and take a look at a slideshow of photos below:

3481 Washington Street