Tran’s Family Residence


• New Hillside Residence
• Hardscape
• Methane Barrier

Hillside homes projects are challenging due to location, water drainage and retaining walls. The Signal Hill methane control ordinance provides home occupants with healthy environment, at this same time requires the architect to incorporate stringent methane barrier provisions.
Sustainable architecture strives to build or renovate homes and buildings using a combination of energy-efficient technology, renewable materials, and innovative design.
The layers of technical engineering knowledge must interplay with artistic design capabilities of architect to finalize in a beautiful and functional home.
And how the architect responded to Client’s high expectations?
The combined living and dining area have been designed as a double height space with straight lines and contemporary tones.
A floating stairway connects raised stage of master bedroom entry to the 2nd floor loft, which overlooks main entrance and common spaces below. Tucked under loft kitchen is daylighted through the light beaming roof skylight and structural glass loft floor.
Outdoor and indoor blend seamlessly through the expansive glass openings.