The Ocean Beach House is a new home, located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco on a 25 x 120 foot lot. A zero lot line with an existing earthquake shack placed at the rear of the property and the street frontage being only a 16 foot tall fence, has over the past 100 years, allowed for a tranquil interior green zone to flourish. In an effort to provide more living space, an office and a piano workshop, we have designed a modest addition to the neighboring context, while at the same time, preserving the inner calm of the site. The existing house is getting a new kitchen, reconfigured service areas, and reclaiming an existing exterior rear porch. The new configuration connects to the existing upstairs loft with the aid of an open rear wall, perforated by horizontal wood mullions providing privacy and allowing light to fill the living areas. Design by Mason St. Peter ©2011-13. Bonus: Permanent front yard concrete quarter pipe.

Status: Built
Location: San Francisco, CA, US
My Role: Designe

Additional Credits:

Contractor: Melo Tabudlo, Dreamt Design Build
Structural Engineer: Michael Hom, Hom-Pisano Engineering