Uphill | San Francisco
A new single-family home on a rare never-developed San Francisco site, This property is bracketed by the same switch-back street, so its front and back yards share the same thoroughfare. While we oriented the front-of-house up hill to minimize massing and excavation impacts, the very visible rear is detailed with equal care and increased articulation.
The front facade is a simple one-story structure with entry gate and canopy at its side. At this threshold, the house’s terraced exterior and interior living spaces are revealed. Behind the garage at the “top yard”, lies a generous extensively landscaped roof terrace. The 2nd floor (below) contains open living, cooking, dining, and associated outdoor patios oriented towards westerly views of the Pacific. The 3rd floor contains a master suite, 2 bedrooms and bathrooms. The 4th floor (the bottom-most) houses family and guest bed rooms with a private slatwall porch with direct connection to the rear yard at grade.