In designing these homes, I wanted them to be filled with light, while making a reference to craftsmanship and historic architecture, particularly the work of Irving Gill. I had been toying with the idea of Japanese lanterns, and in addition to glass, using insulated, translucent panels to bring in as much light as possible while preserving the privacy in each home. With this design, we’re able to bring in floor-to-ceiling light while the home stays efficient.
The construction of these homes are as much about energy efficiency and sustainable materials as they are about interior air quality—something I think has been underrated for a long time. From the cabinetry to the flooring and the paint, the materials used to build these homes are sustainable and non off-gassing.
These homes were designed for a city lifestyle. They are low-maintenance yet high-quality, private and compact yet undeniably open to the city that surrounds them.
“The rooftop deck is one of the best amenities, because you can’t get this view with a new, single family residence anywhere else in the city. You might have a house, but you’re not 40 feet up with a view. In a way, the deck becomes the living room, and really, the best room in the house.”
– Eric Fishburn, LEED AP