Potrero Hill, Two Custom Spec Houses

Potrero Hill Front

Builder-Developer Structura General Contractors, Michael Plotitsa

Architect - James Wright

  • Front building facing street required 20-foot excavation
  • Rear building over freeway required drilled piers at steep downhill
  • Central patio incorporated existing topography
  • Shoring soldier beams incorporated into rigid frames resisting earth pressure and seismic loads
  • Design scheme accommodated construction procedure while improving retaining wall performance
  • Waterproofing at living space, corrosion protection & back-drainage were incorporated into the structural design scheme