This two-unit building is designed to sensitively integrate a contemporary structure into the rich context of Victorian homes in San Francisco’s historic Noe Valley neighborhood. The project gains maximum advantage from the opportunities of a steeply sloping East-West site. Formal living functions are positioned to the east end of the top level taking advantage of the San Francisco skyline view. Light filters into this space through a continuous row of skylights at the ridge. Zones are defined by simple rectilinear pylons into which concealed lighting delineates the space with clarity and simplicity. Respectful of its venerable context, 1030 Church Street employs traditional building materials and forms in a crisp, contemporary fashion. Horizontal redwood siding, exposed gable roofs, and bay windows are the major elements of this composition, each subtly modified in application. The exterior articulation acknowledges the floor levels with a change in the width of the exterior wood siding, while the building’s rigorous symmetry and over-sized bay window impart a delicately modern reference to a project which sought sensitivity within a historical context.