1 Raycliff Terrace


Date:
1951
Architect:
Dailey, Gardner A.
Neighborhood:
San Francisco
Building Type:
Residential
Address:
1 Raycliff Terrace, San Francisco, CA
Current Name:
1 Raycliff Terrace
Current Use:
Residential
Current Condition:
Good
Status:
Not Listed
A clear example of Dailey's Californian International Style design, the Sinton house occupies a prominent corner site at Broadway, introducing a collection of San Francisco modern homes occupying the length of Raycliff. The two story house is a composition of three rectangular masses; a primary volume, clad in vertical wood siding, with metal-framed windows. A secondary mass, stepped down slightly from the upper floor sits atop a masonry and stucco-clad two car garage that juts forward to meet the street and defines the home's principle outdoor space. In keeping with Dailey's penchant for indoor/outdoor planning, the house and landscape are integrated. By siting the building back on the site, Dailey provided a south-facing patio, and the southeast corner of the house opens onto the patio on both levels with broad floor-to-ceiling glazing. A cantilevered balcony wraps the corner on the second floor. Entry is by way of a broad stair on Raycliff. This formerly gracious access to the patio and building entry beyond has been somewhat cluttered by the addition of gates.

Selected bibliography:
Environmental Design Archives at the University of California, Berkeley
Sally Woodbridge, San Francisco Architecture: The Illustrated Guide to Over 600 of the Best Buildings, Parks, and Public Works in the Bay Area.

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