The San Francisco Monster Micro House
The “San Francisco Monster Micro House” is a new, self liquidating positive cash flow design concept that could possibly allow someone to build new and live in San Francisco without paying much in the way of a mortgage. It is the concept of architect/designer William Edward Summers who has completed over a thousand projects in the nine county Bay Area but now lives part time out of the country.
The building footprint is 20’ x 60’ so it will fit within the allowable building envelope on a standard small San Francisco lot The Monster Micro House is configured to allow several different options; One option is twelve micro apartments or condominiums. Another option is a 1200 square foot penthouse with a roof deck of about 1000 square feet, and eight micro apartments. The luxury solution is a 2600 square foot penthouse and roof deck with four micro apartments. There are two enclosed parking spaces, or four tandem spaces and two potentially uncovered parking spaces.
This “San Francisco Monster Micro House” is designed to allow maximum flexibility in space planning, permitting and the construction phases. If the zoning is changed then with some configurations it is possible to reconfigure to easily increase the number of units without any additions.
The radical innovations are with the design and space planning. The house itself is an easily engineered simple structure. The curb esthetic will allow the house to fit into a San Francisco streetscape without a ripple
To learn more about the concept a plan prospectus is being offered for free until the end of summer at:
More information about William Edward Summers
Nob Hill Gazette
Page 16, May 2000
New York, November 1995
Nob Hill Gazette
Page 30, February 2000
San Francisco Chronicle