Collection by Luke Hopping

Bay Area Homes That Tackle Tough Slopes


The notoriously steep hills of San Francisco and the surrounding area are no match for these modern homes.

Rather than resist the natural slope of the Buena Vista Heights backyard, landscape architect Eric Blasen composed a...
“The house was designed to complement the challenging triangular corner site and its context.” —George Bradley,...
A maple tree grows through an ipe deck in the garden that Mary Barensfeld designed for a family in Berkeley, California.
“Peter and I’ve got shockingly similar and far-reaching design inspirations.
The third-story addition to Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco’s San Francisco home blends seamlessly in both height...

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