Portola Valley

Architect: 2M Architecture

Contractor: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders

Located just over 1 mile from the San Andreas Fault, FTF was tasked with finding a superior solution to the “Life Safety” standard required by the Building Code. FTF combined advanced seismic analysis with state of the art building technology to create one of the most seismically resilient private homes in the United States.

The house takes full advantage of a dramatic site, with rooms opening to the outdoors, taking full advantage of the view and natural light. It is highlighted by a deck, cantilevered high above the ground and oriented towards views from San Francisco to San Jose.


Hillsborough Residence

Architect: Studio VARA

Contractor: Dijeau Poage Construction

Location: Hillsborough, CA

Remodel and addition to single family residence and new construction of pool cabana. Photos by Matthew Millman.


Cow Hollow Residence

Architect: Butler Armsden Architects

Contractor: Dijeau Poage Construction

Location: San Francisco, CA

Major remodel and rear addition to 4-story single family residence. Photos by FTF Engineering, Inc.