4112 21st Street
San Francisco, CA
The crystalline geometry of boxes wrapping the hills characteristic of the mythical images of San Francisco are condensed to create the image of this home in a mixed context of upper Castro.
The generic houses across the street are avoided by inverse bay windows which look up and down to the hills at either end.
Inside the stair carves a large volumetric opening that brings light to the entry. The house is stacked with living areas at the top to optimize light and view, bedrooms below, and a studio unit and garage at grade.