Residential Design

VOL2 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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At that time, Paul looked at photos of the original house and set about restoring its formal logic. But the second time was the charm. Not only had the couple's tastes evolved since the 2002 remodel, but the trajectory of Bay Area real estate values meant that Paul was given virtually carte blanche to tune it up. "They weren't just looking to pad it around the edges," Paul says. "They wanted it wholesale reconsidered." Time and Materials The house is located immediately above the panhandle of Golden Gate Park, where the topography gets challenging and the streets are not part of a grid. It literally sits on stilts be- cause the land drops off at almost a 45-degree angle, and the back of the house is several stories above grade. "Not much of the house is on grade because the land drops off so quick- ly," Paul says. "Neighbors to the north are probably 100 feet below, so nothing obstructs the view." This page: The land for this midcentury house drops off at an almost 45-degree angle, providing unobstructed, full-sweep views from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oakland Bay Bridge. 34 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 2, 2019 CASE STUDY

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