To increase spaciousness within the limited volume of this modest house, Jensen & Macy Architects relocated the stairs to the perimeter of the house; and removed all the main floor walls to create a continuous living, dining, and kitchen space.  Additionally, they inserted a row of French doors opening onto a formerly neglected side yard and redirected entry through this newly created garden patio.  New large windows capture views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts.  To the south, carefully designed openings bring in warm light while still maintaining privacy for this urban home.