Immersed among numerous large oak trees while enjoying 270 degrees of the San Francisco Bay Area south of the Golden State Bridge, the residence features 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on a 2,800 square feet of enclosed space.
The massing is a minimal rectangular box with an attached garage behind the building.
The first floor has a large living room with open kitchen and one bedroom with full bath enjoying a free standing tub placed right in front of a floor to ceiling window facing the Bay view.
A glass staircase leads to the second level where we have a large master bedroom with private terrace, the third bedroom and library with floor to ceiling openings on three sides.
The glass staircase finally leads to the third floor where a small office/emergency bedroom is located. This small open space has floor to ceiling glass on three sides, one of which is sloped to transform into a waterfall during rainy days. This room leads to the rooftop terrace with fire pit that is vertically aligned with the fireplace located in both library and living room below.
The building is engineered by Ecosteel (www.ecosteel.com) to be entirely constructed making use of light gauge steel while the skin is made of insulated metal panels finished in a semi-reflective gunmetal black. The facades also employs composite wood cladding and metal sliding shades with teak louvers. The louvers can be easily moved to manipulate light, privacy and views giving the facades infinite different possible configurations.
Exposed cable bracing, metallic dark finish and the boxy looks, integrated with woods and architectural textures deliver a soft industrial look for a smooth dialogue with the natural environment.
The prefabricated system which is developed to eliminate thermal bridging and faclitate the installation through a quick process involving a reduced amount of trades.