guide to interesting homes and commercial buildings.
This Pacific Heights home is a fascinating building. It was probably built
in the 1990s. The exterior siding is a shiny plastic or lacquered metal, the
garage doors stainless steel, and the blocks of rock are a rough texture contrasting
with the smooth, slick surfaces that predominate. The two windows and garage
doors are divided by a seam for some reason. The industrial HVAC box with aluminum
fins on the roof is not what you would expect to see exposed in such a tony
neighborhood where the homes are large turn of the century mansions. The trellis
on the far left side wall of the courtyard is made of glass. Yet,
the most fascinating element of the building's exterior is the small rectangular
opening in the lower part of the stone wall.