Ana Williamson Architect
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Menlo Oaks Residence contemporary-exterior

Menlo Oaks Residence


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June 25, 2013 wrote:
Love your work! Keep the great pics coming!
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Ana Williamson Architect
Thank you, we appreciate it!
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April 12, 2013
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The wood shown in the facade appears to be Ipe. Ipe is a Brazilian Hardwood that is actually 10x harder than Redwood. Ipe can be found in farmed raised regenerative forests. It is maintenance free and without any chemical additives. The natural properties of Ipe help resist termites, mold and wood rot. A properly design wall with a vapor barrier, stainless steel screws and other details would help this system stay intact.
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February 2, 2013
newhouse4us wrote:
Need architect - Who is the architect ?
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Ana Williamson Architect
Ana Williamson Architect in Menlo Park CA
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August 20, 2011
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It's most likely a stained cedar, cypress, or redwood. These species are most rot resistant. Wood siding does need to be maintained & restained at intervals.
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April 8, 2013
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

This house in Menlo Park, near San Francisco, is another example of relating the design to the landscape, this time by embracing it. A mature tree in the front of the house was not only preserved, but was made the focus of the U-shape plan.
Sheila Schmitz added this to Magical Garden Paths
Staggered rectangles show the way to a modern entrance.
Debra Prinzing added this to Teach Your Landscape Rhythm
Repeating bands appear in this entry garden in a slightly different way. The long, horizontal pathway gains a rhythmic vibe because each piece staggers to the left or right of center. Visually, this is exciting to view and to traverse. Ground covers planted between each band help to soften the otherwise stark installation.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Modern Garden Style
The elements of a typical Southwestern garden could be custom made for a contemporary landscape. The plantings are sparse, typical of an area where rainfall is scarce. The hardscaping materials mimic the colors of the house, allowing the landscaping to feel like it is an extension of the home rather than a separate space. The single tree, with its sculptural form, is the only statement piece needed for this entry.

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Wood and white exterior
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staggered pathway
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For drive way
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December 27, 2014
dream house
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path to house because of ugly tree
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front walk
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Contrasting cladding
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Combination of wood siding & stone (?).
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exterior ideas1
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Keep one old tree from happy lane
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12. concrete path
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Nice and clean
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cool, modern design for the outside of the house. get idea on different colors / textures
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lovely modernist architecture
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Timber cladding
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color scheme
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path, large slabs unevenly placed
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entry pathway
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Tree next to house
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Ipe Wood Siding
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Modern design
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Hunter like
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walk way
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Mom likes the path
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Casing less windows
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off centered
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Repeating bands appear in this entry garden in a slightly different way. The long, horizontal pathway gains a rhythmic vibe because each piece staggers to the left or right of center. Visually, this is exciting to view and to traverse. Ground covers planted between each band help to soften the otherwise stark installation.
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Clean lines
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boxes in different materials
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Exterior of the house
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mix of materials
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Nicely done
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Reemplazando Madeira x ladrillo
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just like that its more horizontal than vertical, i guess
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Neat walkway! I like the staggered stepping stones.
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stagered look but smaller
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love the vibe of this house
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I like that this looks like there are a lot of private spaces. Love the wood as well
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offset pavers
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Walk way
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Love the simplicity!
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Cours extérieur
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pure simplicity
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Wood trail down into awning over door, light cream paint with dark stain wood
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The path way concept
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Staggered stepping stones
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White walls with black window frames and wood
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Great white with wood
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Ipe siding/Evanston architect - Kipnis
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the stepping blocks
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white and wood
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front walkway
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Pavers and entrance
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Different materials
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pavers palette proportion
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The aesthetic of the house. Colors, shapes, form, etc.
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Mid century modern clean lines
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entry door with little glass window
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Stone walkway
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cement and wood
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like the undulating cement slats
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Existing tree
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White and wood exterior
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Piso losas cemento
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like white with dark window frames and touch of wood
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Entry pavers
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colors, siding
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Path 1
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I like style
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small house
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j'aime les volumes et le mélange de bois et ciment. belle teinte de bois
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concrete exterior walls
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The exterior is interesting. Should I paint an accent piece of the house?
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front walk
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masssing, with stucco and wood.
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House exterior
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couleurs et murs de bois
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Slabs, mix with mulch and grass
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Modern MP house
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pavers juxtaposition
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sparse, lets house show
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terminacion hermosa
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pavers, materials
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Modern look of pavers leading to front steps.
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banqueta entrada
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love this path to the front door
love this path to the front door
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Timber box
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interesting exterior
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wood siding
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April 30, 2014
simple elegant design.
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Like this house with the combination of wood and plaster
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Front Walk
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Nice way to lay the pavers
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Front walk
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interesting but boring
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offset large rectangular pavers
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front walkway made out of large concrete rectangles offset from one another
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combination of wood chips and pebbles
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I like the staggered pattern a lot. Feels not so boring and straight. Might be my favorite.
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Soft planting
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Staggered dalles
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entry pavers
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