Tan-Fitzgerald Residence

This modestly sized single-family residence is an investigation into those non-physical elements that can make a house feel spacious: views, light, and a connection to the land. The façade is composed through selective subtraction, partially exposing the house’s interior. The main living level is unexpectedly lowered one floor from the street, allowing dramatic double-height ceilings. Two decks link the open living level space to its surroundings—one connects to the steep hillside behind the house while the other cantilevers out towards views of the bay.