This is a proposal for 4 units of detached houses on a steeply sloping site. The houses are designed as a series of split levels to minimize cutting into the site. The design is defined by series of stepped back volumes and large roof overhang as a way to provide shading to the large openings. Each house has a very private central courtyard shielded from street view. To ease movement within the multi-level homes, a lift is installed in each.