Approximately 2,400 s.f. two-story residence on a steeply sloped waterfront site along Richardson Bay.  The house is a linear design situated parallel to the contours and nestled into the site.  The approaching view from above takes in the broad cedar-shingled roof that extends neatly to grade and framing the low, recessed entry reached by a short bridge.  Shortly beyond the entry, the space opens dramatically to the full, sun-drenched volume framing sweeping views of the adjacent bay.  This upper level contains the principal spaces of combined living room/dining area, kitchen, music room and hobby room, all contained under the wide overhangs of the "floating" gabled roof.  The space is extended further by a wide exterior deck to the west and two smaller, private decks at either end of the main axis, further emphasizing the linear nature of the house design.  A broad, massive brick masonry fireplace serves the principal spaces on the upper level and anchors the residence to the sloping site.  The lower level contains four bedrooms all oriented towards the warmth of the sun and the bay view.  As well, all bedrooms open onto another wide exterior deck.  All built-in cabinetry and furnishings designed by Aaron Green as well as selection of carpets and fabrics.

Redwood "board-on-board" panelling predominate inside and out.  The roof is cedar shingled with deep overhangs to protect the spaces from summer heat and inclement weather.  Roof structure is left exposed on the interior and serves to enhance the sweep of the volume's flowing open space.  Floors are integrally colored concrete and incorporate a hydronic system of radiant heating.

Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc.
5 Third Street Suite 224
San Francisco, CA 94103
415 777.0530 voice
415 777.1014 fax

Eldred Residence
Belvedere, California