Completed 2002, 2260 sf home with attached 747 sf garage. Open living area with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Major building materials include exposed concrete walls, integrally colored smooth cement plaster, stained mahogany veneer plywood panels, dual-glazed windows and sliding doors, and custom-milled redwood curved siding at the lower level guest rooms. Interior finishes include smooth, glazed drywall, stained concrete floors, and stained douglas fir plywood cabinets throughout.
Floating above the oak tree canopy on this steep and narrow hillside lot, the cantilevered main floor of this home features a loft-like, open living area surrounded on 3 sides by floor to ceiling operable glass panels that provide a thin veil between interior and exterior space. With panels open, the space is transformed into an outdoor living terrace, reinforcing the home’s integral relationship with the site; the sky, the mountains, and the city beyond. The fire-proof, exposed, board-formed concrete building walls of the lower level wedge the structure into the earth and serve to enclose the 2 car garage, mechanical room, guest room and music room below. The main level above is constructed upon an exposed, stained concrete floor deck, cantilevered on all sides with integrated radiant heat throughout. In the center of the home is a sculptural exterior stair and entry court which separates the main living area from the private sleep and work areas and is nestled within the canopy of coastal live oaks. The open living area, which includes kitchen, dining, and a core element with powder room and storage, is located at the northeast, exposed portion of the site and affords dramatic 270 degree views of the city and mountains beyond. A concrete bridge anchors the floating structure to the site and connects guest parking to the dark-stained mahogany entry wall panels.