Once upon a time an IT guy decided to buy an old property and remake it to his own image. We met on site back in 2003 and even though I was late for a meeting, the first impression was great. It took 14 months of design process to include Coastal development Permit for all approvals to be secured. Construction involved a delicate process of digging underneath the old house and building steel support frame to keep existing structure in place. A network of 11 caissons dug 30 feet into the ground along with grade beams and 1 foot thick slab formed the first floor. The entire west facade rested on steel columns and beams allowing unrestricted glazing on all three floors. The project lasted until 2008 and presently is one of the most visible architectural features in the Upper Mesa location.