Telegraph Hill House

This 2,700 sf ground-up house on Telegraph Hill has two facades:  one that faces a verdant alley, and one that faces the rear garden of a triplex building.   With a compact 20’ x 40’ allowable footprint, with complex zoning and other limitations, the design successfully resulted in an efficient and compact 2-1/2 story home for a family of three. The design achieves a balance between privacy (when needed as a result of dense urban living), and openness (when needed for views, light, and a sense of expansion).  Facade materials weave the existing urban fabric with the garden language surrounding the house on both sides.