square foot home, designed for a family of five in Palo Alto, California, is specific to the clients' close-knit family needs as well as their rigorous sustainability standards. The architecture is modernist, yet has warm, authentic materials and refined details to accommodate a casual, unpretentious lifestyle
The home is configured to divide the site; the public, street sides wrap the corner, creating a private interior. A breezeway leads to the entry and the yard beyond, while also separating the main house from the garage and guest studio. The second floor bridges over these two and becomes the ceiling
define the home's lower level, the "living" wing. The upper floor, clad in wood siding plus aluminum panels, contains the family's bedrooms and bathrooms. Between the floors, an 18-inch ribbon of glass admits soft light and views while making the upper floor appear as if it is floating.
All family living