San Francisco, California
The undersized lot, surrounded on three sides, offers the opportunity to propose an unusual residence. The expressive structure extends three stories from an excavated lower level. The second level pulls back from the glazed eastern wall creating a double height area, serving as a stone sculpture studio. Bedrooms on the upper floor are delineated by expansive glazing to provide apple light and opens the compact square footage to Eastern and Northern urban views. The sculptural Cor-Ten steel front wall and cut-stone base set the residence off from the conventional fabric of the surrounding neighborhood.