This four-story, 6,000 sq. ft. modern home was built to replace a dilapidated existing house. Floor to ceiling, glass to glass corner window walls were outfitted to maintain the views from the front toward Sutro tower.

We collaborated closely with the neighborhood to preserve the redwood tree in back, by building around its roots with a specially-engineered system. The landscaping and hardscaping, designed by our own Andrew McHale, uses board-form concrete and Corten steel; recycled fly ash concrete was used for the front stairs.

  • San Francisco, California
    • Sutro Architects
    • Landscape by Andrew McHale/Design Line

The focal point of the elegant, inviting modern interior is a three-story cantilevered steel stair with block treads and glass railings, which ascends in clean lines toward the home’s electric sliding roof. Refined wood adds warmth throughout, with custom cabinetry of beautiful European black walnut and rift white oak flooring.

Design Line is great at modern detailing…they just get it. The process is very efficient as they know just how far we can push the design related to budget management, so that no one’s time and effort is wasted.

Andy is quick with solutions and ideas, enthusiastic, appreciates what we have to offer, and readily goes above and beyond to make himself available.
— Joo Oh, Sutro Architects

On top, a glamorous roof deck with fire pit and glass railings offers open access to the site’s incredible views toward St. Ignatius cathedral and the Marin Headlands. The roof is protected by an inventive Neptune neoprene coating product.