A north facing residence with multiple zoning restrictions on a steep hill turns challenges into opportunities.
The North orientation of the house combined with the uplsope terrain allows for large glazed openings on the north without the unwanted heat gain or loss of privacy associated with them, while providing expansive views of the valley beyond.
In most similarly situated hillside homes a mandatory flat slope setback becomes a forgotten left over space in the rear, usually at roof level or at best at the bedroom level. Here the rear space is a tiered yard, connected to bedroom and living levels and allowing Southern light to penetrate into all living spaces.
Height restrictions and an additional front height setback particular to propeties on hillside streets force the house to be pushed back from the street with only a lower height volume over the carport allowed to protrude forward.
The roof of this volume has a volume infront of the living room. Pocketing sliders allow the terrace, the living room and the rear yard to become one seamless space.