Sandra Vivanco, AIA, SEED
House on the Hill

By introducing an open kitchen/ dining/ family/ living room within a normative twostory Edwardian house, the project reinterprets urban family living. The thoughtful meeting of old and new informs the design. A vertical space, crowned by a glass skylight, connects to the new floor of sleeping functions. The ground plane is redefined as a deck, over an art studio, extending the social space outdoors.