Project: Cole Valley Hillside Home
Architects: John Maniscalco Architecture
Builder: DesignLine Construction
Structural Engineer: Holmes Structures
Location: San Francisco, California
Photography: Joe Fletcher
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.
Exterior details include a flush-fit slat garage door and rain screen, smooth steel trowel stucco with painted aluminum panels, a podium and entry steps of natural stone with recess LED lighting, and a custom bronze 5-foot pivot entry door.
Walls of glass doors fold away to open the main floor to the Zen garden, which features an outdoor fireplace, grill and seating areas, and stone walls with built-in climbing holds for this family of rock climbers.
In addition to direct garden access, the dining room enjoys a two-story vaulted height spanned by a glass and steel bridge and LED glass wall above.
Throughout the interior are wide plank rift and quartered white oak floors, custom cabinets, Italian stone slab walls and heath tile, Fleetwood windows and doors, and a Lutron Homeworks system with Lucifer lighting.
A stairway of cantilevered block treads with glass and bronze rail floats between levels, and a four-stop elevator was installed for convenience. All floors enjoy views to the Marin Headlands, ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, St. Ignatius and the city.