SAN FRANCISCO, CA
This 2,200 sq ft house & apartment is located on a rare vacant lot in San Francisco's Castro. The site is narrow and steeply sloped and panoramic views of the East Bay.
The sites steep upslope and a challenging construction budget necessitated a two-piece foundation approach: a front 3-level structure, with deep excavations and shotcrete retaining walls, and a rear, 2-level structure with conventional footings
The two forms are linked, both conceptually and physically, through a continuous stair that weaves vertically from the sidewalk and through the house, connecting each level and culminating into the rear yard landscape of the property.
Mike Jacobs, Chad Smith, Biayna Bogosian, Forrest Jessee, Leopold Lambert, Cecil Barnes.