The house scales an uphill lot, with views to the west. The structure consists of cast-in place concrete walls that run parallel along the side lot lines, forming the sidewalls of the house, cradling the wood framed house within. The South concrete wall continues beyond to contain a protected garden at the rear portion of the property. Sloping roof planes hover above, and are contained between the perimeter walls. Strategic gaps or fissures are formed between roof and walls to illuminate the walls with natural light. Large glazed openings in the front and rear of the house create transparency between indoor and outdoor spaces.
A roof deck is inserted at the top of the house and functions as a continuation of the garden living space. The roof deck also provides a unique connection to the surrounding hills of nearby neighborhoods.
A detached garden studio is located at the rear of the property. This small satellite structure serves as a home office, and as additional family space.
There is a shared language of simple materials and clean detailing throughout that unifies the space. This aesthetic creates the warmth and calmness essential for a family in an urban setting without distracting from the simple beauty of well juxtaposed spaces.