This Cole Valley hillside home spans four stories and almost 6,000 sq. ft.—from an entertainment level with acclimated walnut wine room, to the open living spaces on the main floor, to the family’s private quarters, to the walk-out rooftop deck.
John Maniscalco Architecture
John Maniscalco, AIA, is the founding partner of John Maniscalco Architecture. He brings over 26 years of professional experience as a Project Designer for a wide range of projects including master-planning, commercial office buildings, academic buildings, civic center, transportation complexes, and wineries, as well as multi and single family homes.
Raised in New Jersey, he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, where he was the recipient of both the Seipp Prize and the York Prize for Design. He has worked as a Project Designer in some of the nation's most prestigious firms, including the offices of Gensler, Ellerbe Becket, Chong Partners, and ROMA Design Group. Since founding John Maniscalco Architecture in 2000, he oversees all phases of design and construction on jmA projects from conception to completion. His work has received multiple design awards and has been featured in numerous national and international publications.
John lives in San Francisco with his wife, two sons, and our sometimes-office-dog, Brooklyn in a house near the Presidio where he hoards an embarrassing number of guitars.
On an atypically-configured sloping double lot in San Francisco, this new home takes advantage of rare siting to maximize the experience of changing daylight and sweeping city views. The use of deep overhangs and angular cedar forms carefully frames horizon views while gently responding to the corner siting.
On a narrow down-sloping lot in Truckee, this home is carefully sited within a very limited buildable area to establish critical landscape relationships, capture daylight and panoramic views from within, and frame expansive views of the Martis Valley below. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, the house is carved into the hillside, allowing approach views to extend over the roof of the home.
Nestled into the hillside above the Dry Creek Valley, this completely rebuilt and expanded home utilizes minimal architectural moves to change the fundamental relationship of structure to site. Forced to work with an existing ranch home due to County restrictions, the relocation of the entry drive and introduction of secondary forms creates a family compound anchored to the landscape in a completely new relationship.
Designed by architect John Maniscalco, Silverado Estate is a 60-acre luxury property atop the hills in the heart of Oakville, Napa County. The one-of-a-kind home features a sleek modern design aesthetic that blends interior spaces with the outdoors …
On a down-sloping wooded site in Martis Valley, California, the Martis Camp house carves a serpentine form in the topography that simultaneously provides privacy toward the street while opening towards expansive meadow and Pacific Crest mountain views beyond.