Cascading down from a prominent ridgetop, this 10,000 sq ft., 5-story, state-of-the-art residence replaced a modest 3,000 sq ft house. A central move in the new design was to pivot the building’s orientation 45 degrees in order to parallel the hillside and take full advantage of the southeastern views and natural light.

The process of executing this complex shift began by shoring up the site, excavating two  stories down below the existing house, then carefully inserting a completely new superstructure that added vertical and horizontal extensions to the original footprint.

  • San Francisco, California
    • Studio Graf
    • Strandberg Engineering
    • Parisa O'Connel
    • Shen Milson & Wilke
    • Tucci Lighting
    • Metro 18

Inside, a skylit 3-story stair atrium with glass railing greets you upon entering through the custom built, bi-pivot double door.

Full-height Blomberg window walls span the southeastern facade on every level, and a 60’ Vitrocsa door opens from the expansive great room onto the main balcony. All railings inside and out are glass so as not to interrupt the views.


The logistics of construction required detailed advance project planning, as the site is situated at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac and bordering forested city green space. We built a temporary road for heavy equipment access, and craned into place the 10’x10’ exterior panel system.

Flush detailing, handcrafted cabinetry and sophisticated lighting controls distinguish the interior, along with floors in European wide plank oak floors and polished integral concrete with radiant heat. DLC custom-built furniture for the living room and master bedroom.

The garden level features a 28-person theatre with Dolby atmospheric sound, a wine room, and an adjacent living area with rollamatic retractable roof.