Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: KieranTimberlake Associates LLP (firm); WRNS Studio, Architects (firm); Stephen Kieran (architect); John A. Ruffo (architect); Bryan Shiles (architect); James Timberlake

Dates: constructed 2010

3 stories


Designed for a site in theGolden Gate National Recreation Area, the Belles Townhomes maintained a confined footprint on this coveted public land. It was one part of the Presidio Landmark Adaptive Reuse Project.

Building History

The Philadelphia, PA-based architectural practice of KieranTimberlake designed the Belles Townhomes forLivingHomes. It received a LEED Platinum rating for these seven modular residences. Architecture described this energy-efficient development: "Each unit in the 11,770-square-foot (1,093-square-meter) Belles Townhomes building has three bedrooms, a ground-level patio overlooking the green, a terrace at the main living level, a rooftop deck, a garage, and private entrances from the street.Sustainable features include radiant heating; high levels of insulation;FSC-certified cedar; recycled-content materials such as TREX decking and IceStone and Caesar Stone countertops; formaldehyde-free wood cabinetry; low- or no-VOC finishes; water-conserving plumbing fixtures; and systems that monitor and manage electricity, water, and gas usage, and display the information over the internet or on a LCD screen in real time." (See Architecture, "Architecture People and Places: San Francisco 2010.1007," published 10/13/2010, accessed 09/16/2019.)

PCAD id: 23111