Three Steps Residence

This new build for a young family responds to the desire for a modern, comfortable, and sustainable home. The single-story structure holds three distinct levels – each connected by 3 steps. These levels are designed to graciously work with the gently sloping site to provide multiple connection points to the outdoors along the way. Public areas of the home open up to engage the outdoor living spaces, while bedrooms along the north side of the home preserve privacy. The mass of the home is sited along the northern portion of the lot to take full advantage of natural light throughout the entire year. Overhangs are proportioned to keep the house cool in the summer, while taking in the sun’s warmth during the winter months.


Construction Type: New Construction
Location: Solana Beach, CA
Date Completed: 2013
Contractor: Naylor Construction