A creative client whose businesses included several art galleries and whose family included a Turkish wife, was the inspiration for this unique version of an Italian Hill Town residence. Circling the open central knoll with courtyard and fountain is a long hallway opening inward to the courtyard, and outward through radiating adjacent rooms and ending in the tower of bedrooms looking toward the Golden Gate Bridge. To the west was an axial view of nearby Mount Tam and the pool.

Interior rooms responded to the pie-shaped segments with similar views inward to the courtyard and outward to ever-changing relationships of surrounding views. Columns, vaulted arches and wrought iron grills and railings all combined to create a fairy-tale environment of classic forms and shadows.

This project was undertaken while David was Senior Design Associate at Polsky Architects in Larkspur.