Due to zoning restrictions and the odd shape of this lot, we had to go up, not out. This worked well, since the owners had their mind set on just that, a ‘tower’ house with a small footprint. Built on a fairly steep slope, the house pushes the private areas to the back - into the hillside, opening up a double-height living space toward the view with an all glass face. Looking into the living room and down to the kitchen is a loft that is flanked by the 3-story glass slot. Perched 4 stories above the ground and accessed by an aluminum grate foot-bridge, the master bedroom has a very private and exclusive feel. Also, with an entire wall of windows that reach to the floor, the master bedroom has unobstructed views of the territory below.