Completed in 2002, this home in San Francisco is conceived as a series of interlocking forms, stepping up the hill and out of the earth to become a transparent glass form bound by the planar structure. The street level entry opens to a sculpture court where an open, steel and concrete stairway leads to a terrace and the formal front door. All three living levels enjoy panoramic views of the city from the front and the serenity of a Japanese inspired garden to the rear. The house is awesome example of modern architecture in hard conditions of the city. It occupies a relatively small site but provides onwers with everything they need for contemporary lifestyle.
Photos: Ken Gutmaker