Underhill House : By Ming Lee, Architect

Posted on October 24, 2010


Orinda, Calif.,United States
Ming Lee, Architect

Post By:Kitticoon Poopong

Photo © Carl Hampson & Amey Bhan

While building this spec house, architect Ming Lee discovered the only thing stricter than the confines of his narrow, hillside site in Orinda, Calif. were the regulations for building projects in the area. In an area known less for its modern residences and more for its Mediterranean-inspired ranch homes, Lee had an uphill battle with the community board. “It was a learning experience,” says the architect, “From the design review to board hearings with watchful neighbors, I dealt with all of the idiosyncrasies of the design process.” The
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