This project is a modern, urban two-unit townhouse designed by Zack | de Vito. Its construction consists of a 3-story wood frame structure over a concrete basement/garage. The site is a typical San Francisco lot, 26′ x 115′, with a moderate to steep upslope. The project was undertaken as a design build project with the Architect also being the owner and the general contractor. The North unit is the owner/architect’s home, and the South unit was sold. The design/build/develop strategy allowed the owners to build a new, modern home in the almost inaccessibly expensive Bay area housing market. The design build strategy also allowed an extraordianry amount of design freedom during construction, with details being worked out continuously through construction.
Project description, images and drawings after the break.
Architect: Zack | de Vito
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Project Team: Lise de Vito, Jim Zack, Greg Klosowski, Jeff Jordan
Landscape: Jim Zack and Randy Thueme Design
Project Area: 5,550 sqf
Project Year: 2004
Photographs: Massimiliano Bozonella
Designed by Zack | de Vito, the Laidley Street Residence illustrates what a design build project can achieve. The owners, a family of four, were both architect and builder. The goal of the project was to create a modern, eco-sensitive, urban retreat that was kid tough and kid friendly, but didn’t compromise on design. It has received numerous awards including the 2010 East Bay AIA Merit Award, the 2009 National AIA Housing Award, the 2009 SFAIA Excellence in Architecture Award, and the 2009 Custom Home and Builder Magazine Award.
Project description, images, and drawings following the break.