This home is a dynamic response that counters the domestic architecture of the neighborhood. The project appears as a friendly cottage from the streetscape, with the design making smart use of the down-sloping site. The layout of the home to expands and grows as it flows down the narrow hillside lot.

Staircase and Landing Detail
Landing Detail

By designing the lower level as a gathering area that connects to a large flattened rear yard, the typical organization of a residential space is reversed. Natural wood cladding gives the building a distinct Mill Valley charm while clean modern details make this home the quiet new kid on the block.

Photos by Thibault Cartier

Dining Room
Living Room
Entry and Wall Detail