It's great to see the Marin Avenue Residence courtyard featured in this article, because we couldn't agree more that this outdoor space is an oasis of calm. The simple material palette, curated landscaping, and water-feature-as-art-piece are all contributors forming a cohesive whole. And it doesn't hurt that you can see the Golden Gate Bridge when seated at the table!
You can read a full summary of the project, and see loads of new photos. We'd love for you to check it out.
Special thanks to:
- Cesar Rubio for his beautiful photography
- Kristin Beadle and Paul Irving at Insite Web Publishing for their website mastery
- Heather Stanley for her excellent copy editng
- Chris Brooks of CB Builders for his craftsmanship and care
- And of course, the owners of the project, for allowing us to work with them and feature their home
We are very excited to add this project to our portfolio.
The vaulted ceiling over this living, dining, and kitchen will be white, but these dropped glulam beams will be stained to add warmth to the room. We are also excited about the two ridge skylights that will span across these beams. More soon!
We are currently studying diagrams at the office - this one of the Middlefield Road Residence is particularly sweet, because it shows the towering Coast Live Oak trees surrounding the property. The gray hatch in the courtyard is the discreet stair addition we added to reach the new second floor. The stair looks like this from the outside:
And from the inside, the second floor feels like a tree house among the oak trees:
The goal with a diagram is to convey the same idea as the experience of that space... It's a challenging but exciting exercise.
Demolition is under way at the Inverness Way Residence in Sunnyvale. The existing ranch-style home is down to studs! The new home will have a larger, open living/dining/kitchen area, which we expect to be the hub of activity for our clients. The front of the house will get a new entrance and library/guest room; the rear addition is a master suite that faces the back yard and patio. We're so excited to see this project take shape.
It's always fascinating how the addition feels small when the foundation is poured, but then feels big again when the framing goes up.