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Terrace House by Aidlin Darling Design

In the hillside neighborhood of Castro Heights in San Francisco, a nondescript, midcentury terrace home has been transformed by Aidlin Darling Design into a three-story, multi-generational oasis crowned with a wild roof garden. “The existing home was dwarfed by its neighboring houses,” says architect Joshua Aidlin, cofounder of Aidlin Darling Design. “The final massing of the home thoughtfully fills in what had been the ‘missing tooth’ among the existing row of homes on the street.”

There is now continuous, stepped landscaping from one home to the next as the buildings and street rise up the hillside. 

The renovation not only accommodates the clients and their three young sons, but also two grandparents. With the addition of the third floor, the home boasts spectacular views over the city to the east and the iconic Sutro Tower to the west. “The design intent was to create a glass house that captured and

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