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.
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.
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.
Dolores Mod House is a modern family home designed by San Francisco-based John Maniscalco Architecture. Project description: This is a brand new, super modern house tied into the site’s original Victorian façade. The house sits on a dramatic uphill lot between two neighboring buildings, which we approached with a thoughtfully devised strategy to ensure successful […]
Butterfly Residence is a San Francisco modern house designed by John Maniscalco Architecture. This complete rebuild of a mid-century, the design flows from an analysis of the varied site conditions already present and reinforces key relationships to the site while establishing new ones. From a relocated street level entry, a careful sequence follows the slope […]