Our clients were a retired couple who wanted the house primarily for entertaining. The open floor plan is designed to maximize views to Mt. Tam to the west around to the Golden Gate Bridge to the northeast. Privacy and view protection for the neighbors was also a consideration. The two gable-roofed masses, a bedroom wing, and a public/living space wing, are separated and defined by the flat-roofed stair hall.

Building and Ocean
Rear Deck
Rear of Building

Salt resistant materials are enlisted, including weather screen Ipe panels. Metal shutters in the front provide privacy from the uphill neighbors across the street while allowing light and air to filter though the interior.

Photos by Jeff Zaruba

Kitchen
Bathroom and Tub
Stairs