Site Plan

McLaren Heights Subdivision
Irvine Street, San Francisco


An increase in density of 28% was achieved by re-subdividing the property into 20-foot wide lots. Extensive negotiations with many City agencies were required.

The fee simple townhouses have three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a grand living/dining room, country kitchen, and a large studio behind the garage.

Using the center units as a focal point with a different façade and roof treatment relieved the monotony of townhouses. The end units were used as "book-ends" with similar accents.

Access to the down-hill end units was achieved by using a steel and concrete driveway platform.

This subdivision re-generated a decaying neighborhood.

front elevation
Project Manager: L. Kirk Miller, FAIA
Architect and Planner: Hood Miller Associates
Photographer: L. Kirk Miller, FAIA