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.
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A straightforward series of cubic volumes with narrow profile metal-framed windows. Dailey’s use of natural wood siding adapts the modern aesthetic to the local context.
A clear example of “International Style” design, the crisp forms and refined detailing, mark this as a rigorous modern building, but the interrelationship of indoor and outdoor spaces link this house with deeper Californian traditions.