The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street is the late conceptual artist’s 1886 Italianate-style home and site-specific artwork, widely considered the centerpiece of Ireland’s career and a landmark of American art.

 

Construction Update Week #18
Winter solstice occurs this weekend, marking the darkest day of the year. Although during this time the natural light at 500 Capp Street is minimal, it provides for a unique opportunity to light the house using the lamps David Ireland made. Using his signature materials of copper and concrete Ireland constructed over ten operational lamps. These lamps provide unique lighting which perfectly accompany the candle holders and the infamous fire chandelier.
Construction Update Week #17
The Bay Area and Northern California experienced an intense storm Thursday, with hurricane-force winds up to 78 mph in some areas and largeportions of the city facing power outages. While the rain is desperately needed, such mega storms are capable of damaging properties. Many homes and businesses in the area experienced flooding. Luckily, 500 Capp Street’s track record of surviving natural disasters remains intact.
Construction Update Week #16
Mother Nature is finally delivering what is so badly needed here...rain! And lots of it! Our crews have been working through the storms over the past week to make sure the project stays on track. On Wednesday, passers-by got to peak at the work being done as we removed some of the siding on 20th street to carefully take out the bricks along that edge. We then covered the hole with treated wood and plastic to protect from the elements. The wood and plastic will soon be replaced with a new concrete foundation.