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.
Blake Marvin specializes in architectural photography and is based out of San Francisco, California.
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.