Located in a dense neighborhood in San Francisco, this modern home designed by studio SB Architects takes advantage of a unique area in Bernal Heights, where privacy is not just a beautiful dream. The architects explain: “The goal for this project was to seize the unique zoning opportunity to build a new home on this desirable, but never-developed, corner site in a dense San Francisco neighborhood. The basic envelope was shaped in large part by the neighborhood planning code, which dictated elements such as bay windows, notched side yards and inset entries to create movement and shadow along the street-scape. While the design is rooted in the local vernacular and code within this traditional San Francisco neighborhood, the interpretation is distinctly clean and modern“. The project seems to unfold from a central staircase, wrapped by private areas and complemented by dramatic skylight views of San Francisco. Private spaces are located on the bottom floor, while public areas take advantage of the position of the upper level, where natural light reigns throughout.