H House is a new, two unit building in a high-end neighborhood of San Francisco. In San Francisco where a moratorium on demolition limits most construction projects to being creative renditions of a renovation, a new, ground-up construction is a rarity.

H House takes a strong modernist stance while still respecting the scale and proportionality of its neighbors. From the street, the house is modest — a simple boxy two story structure. However, the spacious residences cascade down the hill, making the most of a narrow and down sloping site.

Eco-friendly flooring made from pressed timber scraps and macassar ebony engineered veneer finishes made from recycled sawdust are used. Additionally, a construction waste program was implemented from demolition through completion.

In August 2014 Fine Homebuilding published a review about the innovative design of the H Apartments’ staircase in an article titled The dining room with the floating Stairs.


4,700 s.f.

San Francisco,