Russian Hill's tiny infill lot in San Francisco was subject to many physical and regulatory site constraints.
An open kitchen/family room with a breakfast bay and a counter for casual dining stretches the width of the house. A full story above grade at the rear of the building, the room enjoys elevated city views.
A two-story entry hall lends a sense of verticality to the living and dining areas at the front of the house.
A folded street-front façade allows this guest room window to wrap a corner.
The main stair channels light through the core of the building.
An etched glass privacy fence expands the lower-level family room to take in the compact backyard. A gas-fueled firepit provides an off-center focal point.