Kapoor Residence

Berkeley, California

With its crisp geometry that appears to grow out of the very top of the Berkeley Hills, the new Kapoor Residence enjoys panoramic views from Mount Diablo to Golden Gate Bridge. A motor court doubles as a courtyard for entertaining, and leads to a series of ascending stairs, and bridge which spans over a reflecting pool, to the entrance of the 3-level house. The family and living rooms at the south side have been designed as a dramatic two-story, glass-enclosed "lantern" commanding some of the best vistas of the San Francisco Bay.