Sea Cliff
San Francisco, California

A multi-generational home for a modern Chinese family.

Perched atop a hill in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood, this modern renovation is designed to accommodate three generations of a Chinese family. Inspired by traditional Chinese architecture, the house is conceived as a series of rooms, each with framed views into the next, resulting in a hybrid open-plan that allows for supervision of young children, while also providing separation and privacy in the years to come.

Subtle hints of traditional Chinese architecture are employed throughout, with details of pattern, color, and texture that are revealed when moving within the home.