Ana Williamson Architect
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Menlo Oaks Residence contemporary-exterior
 

Menlo Oaks Residence

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dotbanks wrote:
Self cleansing walls and size - Great design. Are the walls self cleansing? And would this fit comfortably on a 7,000 square meters plot without obstructing its aesthetics?
   Comment   May 22, 2014
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Sorry meant square feet in reference to my question
May 22, 2014 at 6:04pm   
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AdvantageLumber.com wrote:
Love your work! Keep the great pics coming!
     Comment   June 25, 2013
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Ana Williamson Architect
Thank you, we appreciate it!
July 3, 2013 at 11:50am     
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juststaci wrote:
Chicago Woodey - What special precautions would one have to take to keep a wood exterior like this intact in chicago?
   Comment   April 12, 2013
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Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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.
May 31, 2013 at 10:25am   
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Thank you!
June 20, 2013 at 9:59pm   
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newhouse4us wrote:
Need architect - Who is the architect ?
   Comment   February 2, 2013
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Ana Williamson Architect
Ana Williamson Architect in Menlo Park CA www.awarchitect.com
February 3, 2013 at 1:53pm   
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nade716 wrote:
I love the wood "siding-(not sure if that's the correct term)" on this house. Can you tell me what type of wood this is. Would this be good for Florida? Does this wood fade at all? Thank you so much!
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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.
August 20, 2011 at 7:04am   
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jacqued wrote:
Concrete sizes? - I have 31 feet from my porch to the curb. I'm trying to figure out how many slabs will look good! Thank you :-)
   Comment   August 21, 2013
zthar wrote:
Love th floor - If you would please provide details. Thank you.
   Comment   April 8, 2013

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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.
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Staggered rectangles show the way to a modern entrance.
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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.
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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Den aussendesign des Hauses finde ich dabei eigentlich richtig cool. Wenn ich das auf mich übertragen wurde wäre das glaube ich ein Stockwerk mehr und.... Ja sonst finde Ichs glaub ich total klasse
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