I appreciated the integration of this house to the site and landscape. The linear shape of the house seemed to harmonize with the slope of the site while providing great views to the mountainous landscape and the Bay area. The landscape details were not overdone and had a loose feel to them.
Retaining wall with vegetation and glass panel garage doors
Landscape pavers and terraced steps
An interior courtyard with a lap pool gives protection from the wind and provides northern light to the living spaces.
Landscape paver and gravel detail
A one-eighth inch reveal detail is consistent throughout the house… from the ceilings to the doorjambs and baseboard.
Aluminum and glass facade detail
Breezeway into courtyard/communal bike storage
Courtyard facade of lower level woodshop and two-level residence above, clad in various shiny metal panels
View into courtyard and second residence
Alternating tread stair to upper level & rooftop
I really liked the minimal detailing on this house and the way it provided both privacy and openness to the city. The lower level contains an art gallery with frosted floor-to-ceiling glass panels at the street facade. The two upper levels house a residence with a back alley patio and rooftop garden.
Open steel stair with floating risers
Glass shower with skylight
12 ft tall sliding glass doors with curtains
Sawtooth skylight above stair
Succulent garden on rooftop terrace