HOUSE 2: HILLSIDE HOUSE, MORAGA CA

This 5,000-square foot house—nestled in a hillside in Moraga, California—is an expression of detail and play with volume, space and light. Upon approach, the first thing you notice is the home’s color: a rich, warm russet tone. Large steel trusses are topped with a stained wood interior ceiling, an homage to Bernard Maybeck’s work in Berkeley around the 1920’s. The second designed by Fu-Tung Cheng, this house showcases roof rainwater as a feature of the home. A large, conical section of copper conducts all rainwater run-off from the main house roof and directs it to cascade to a stone vortex located at the front yard.


 

Project Scope: Design new, custom home
Project Size: 5,000 s.f.
Location: Moraga, CA

PROJECT ARTICLES + AWARDS

April 2005
Diablo Magazine
Solid Expressions

January 1998
Global Architecture (GA) Houses #54

June 1997
Diablo Magazine
Shades of Controversy

May 1996
Deutsche Bauzeitschrift (DBZ)
Kaleidoskop

Sep/Oct 1995
HomeOwner’s Resource
Art in Architecture

April 1995
Diablo Magazine
Spirit Master