Permits have been filed to build a new single-family dwelling at 8156 Skyline Boulevard, a vacant parcel on the Oakland Hills by Montclair. The hills have been a historically valuable destination for suburban development with remarkable views across the Bay despite the risks posed by wildfires. John Clark Architects is responsible for the design.
The proposed design integrates itself with the topography of this parcel, with each floor corresponding to the natural grade. A mid-level terrace helps reduce the effect of the taller massing, according to the architects. The structure will be clad with wood siding, stucco, and exposed natural stone. Along with a rear yard, the building will be capped by a natural green roof.
The 31-foot tall structure will take up 2,864 square feet of the 7,970 square foot parcel. Construction will yield 4,450 square feet of floor area across three levels. On-site parking is included for two vehicles. The project will require tearing down one Laurel tree.
Oakland-based Nicholas Farmer and Jonathan Beck are listed as the property owner. A project schedule and estimated construction costs have not been shared.