David Baker Architects

Holloway Terrace

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Affordable ownership two and three-bedroom townhouses and a separate community building are designed to fit into the neighborhood context. The design strategy is based on a small residential scale but achieves a high density of units per acre. Completed in 1985, a development of 42 affordable units range from 942 square feet to 1,168 square feet. Nine of the units accommodate the handicapped. Each unit includes a one-car garage. Using tile roofs, and detail relief on the stucco exteriors, the design reinterprets the stylistic treatment of the surrounding neighborhood. The project is unified by a horizontal stucco string course that extends through the entire complex, climbing the site along the curved walls which enclose patios while maintaining the street edge.
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Shared pedestrian + auto mews.

Shared pedestrian + auto mews.

This view, taken in 2009 26 years after we started this project, shows a comfortable relationship with the neighborhood context.


Best Affordable Housing Development
The Bay Area Council Housing Awards
Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Pacific Coast Builders Conference

project details


Affordable Housing, All Projects, BRIDGE Housing, San Francisco, Townhouses


San Francisco, California


BRIDGE Housing


David Baker Architects


Roberts-Obayashi Corporation



project data
Holloway Terrace
San Francisco, California
Completed 1985
number of units
2 bedroom 34
3 bedroom 8
total 42
density ratios
project sf 46,200
site sf 61,875
acres 1.4
total bedrooms 92
bedrooms/acre 65
units/acre 30
total 42
spaces/unit 1
type private garage