Straits View



This new 6,000 SF residence on Mill Valley was completed in September 2011 and is clad in copper siding. The project was extremely challenging due to site constraints and a complex foundation and site plan. The driveway had to be widened in order for concrete trucks to access the site and our foundation sub is credited for what he called “the most difficult foundation plan yet”. Fire safety and protection was a driving force behind the design and construction of those home. Exposed panelized formed concrete makes up the first level with the 2nd floor in copper siding and the 3rd in integral color smooth stucco. No expense was spared on this the client’s 4th and final custom residence.

Project Nature

New Construction



My firm, CCS Architecture, worked with Kasten Builders, the contractor on the Martin House. This new home was a challenging project to build due to its steep site, modernist design, and the high expectations of the client. Kasten rose to the challenge and built a great house. Denny and his team were always a pleasure to work with, and I would work with them again on any scale project.

Cass Calder Smith