Steelhouse 1

A new ground-up building, Steelhouse 1 is the front house on a truly unique 2-unit property, sharing the lot and garden space with Steelhouse 2

This three story, three bedroom, two bathroom home has access from both the front and back of the site. Hand-crafted details and a creative, expressive use of materials unify the property.

Working on both houses in a design/build process with Zack | de Vito Architecture enabled us to approach this rare residential urban infill opportunity holistically—maximizing the small lot with well-planned, efficient spaces.


• On the exterior: Cor-Ten exterior cladding, stucco, sanded acrylic awnings, aluminum windows

• On the interior: Cor-Ten paneling, sanded acrylic stair bridges, hot and cold rolled steel detailing and fixtures, black walnut, oak flooring


Hydronic heat, photovaultaic-ready (new owners completed)

Location: San Francisco, California

Completed: 2016

Development Partner: Bruce Wickstrom

Architecture, Interiors, Landscape: Zack | de Vito Architecture

Photography: ©Bruce Damonte, ©Paul Dyer