Berkeley CA

Paesaggio was commissioned to this reclamation project after the devastation of the Oakland Hills fire. This steep site is a wide-open hillside with little distinction between neighboring properties. In order to preserve this quality, the design implements a series of subtle geometric terraces bisected by a staircase and planted with ice plant. A small patio sits at the terminus of the staircase, allowing the client to leave the perch of the house and enjoy the outdoors from a different perspective.