Hillside House

Square Footage: 3255 sq. ft.
Date Completed: Not built

The owner of this lot—the last unbuilt lot on Commercial Street in Provincetown—hired us to assist in its sale by designing a house for prospective buyers to prove that the extreme slope of the terrain was not an impediment to construction. We responded with a modern upside down house that we embedded into the side of the hill. The main living space on the second floor is one large space incorporating the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Floor to ceiling sliding glass panels allow the wrap-around deck to become an extension of the interior space while also providing uninterrupted views of Provincetown Harbor. The lower floor contains two bedrooms and a master suite, as well as storage and mechanical spaces. The roof was designed as a green roof so as to minimize the visual impact of the building on the houses above it.