Sea Cliff Overlook
Location: San Francisco
Architect: Nahemow/Rivera Group
Custom Features: Excavated beneath the house to install a basketball court and movie theater that opened out onto an infinity swimming pool above the ocean.
Patrick's Thoughts: This project was an engineering masterpiece! We excavated 80' into a cliff to facilitate the owner's needs. This was something that hadn't been done before on Sea Cliff, and the crew were like boys with toys, moving the dirt. In addition to the engineering challenges of retaining the cliff's integrity during excavation, there was the tactical challenge of getting heavy moving equipment back where we needed it. We used cranes to lift the equipment over the house.