Narrow House

NARROW HOUSE Washington DC – 1985 This is the house I designed and built for myself. Due to the lot size and shape and limitations of Zoning codes, I had to design a very narrow house and compensate for horizontal space by extending the house vertically. Thus the name “Narrow House” Narrow House Book Including detailed […]


BETHESDA HOME SOLY & MONIQUE RESIDENCE – 1996 The original house was a 1200 Sq, two level building with two bedrooms and a master bedroom with very limited facilities.The house was extended in the front and on the South side and elevated to two floors resulting in 5700 square feet, two more bedrooms, a large […]


TIBURON HOME SEDAGHATFAR RESIDENCE – 1996 The house located in high elevation has an exceptional view of the city of San Francisco and the Golden gate bridge.The road to Tiburan is by the bridge ending in Sausalito, a very modern European culture small town with a panoramic road ending in Tiburan, an expensive residential community […]


CHEVY CHASE HOME CHEVY CHASE BULVARD MARYLAND – 1995 The original home was limited in size and consisted of an expansion at the front and two sides in addition to a second floor being added.The staircase is an open view. the kitchen is a complete remodel and the east side of the house was redesigned.The […]


The land is subject to water infiltration, with consequent land movements and slides.This was the main reason to design and implement substantial land preparations for an adjustable foundation. PACIFIC BAY HOME WEST EDMONDS, WASHINGTON STATE – 1994   These preparations consisted in creating solid concrete pads on which hydraulic jacks were installed in the event […]


The wood framing, insulation and stucco finish were completed in 3 months. The principal concept of the architectural design was a large central square atrium that stepped down to form a gathering place for friends and family. The central Atrium is surrounded by a formal living room, a dinning room, a family room and an […]


VILLA BAITA LUIS ANDRATE (TORINO) – 1965 This house was for a builder who worked on several of my house projects. When he asked me to design his house I accepted and told him «I will design a crazy house for a crazy man» He was a very pleasant person.The house is very well integrated […]


Mr. and Mrs. Avignone after having followed the construction of Borgofranco house «Villa Botalla» decided to abandon their existing house design and asked me to design a new project for them. Although I gave them a very high fee for the design, to make them change their mind, and continue with the other Architect’s design, […]


The design and the construction of the house was completed in seven months.The house is a three story building: the ground floor at garden level where, at the entrance, there is a suit for the “Grand Ma” of the family. CASA BOTALLA BORGOFRANCO (TORINO) – 1962 The first floor for day living, consisting of a […]


VILLA CARPI MONTALTO DORA (TORINO) – 1965 This two-story house, plus basement, was for the Dean of a technical school.Due to the limited size of the land and our decision to provide sunlight to all Bedrooms, the second floor were rotated by 45 degrees on axis, creating four triangular balconies.These balconies are covered by four […]