ODS Architecture
39 Reviews

San Mateo

Completed in 2013, this house started as a traditionally-styled 1,800 sf., single story, two bedroom, one bath home and became an all-new warm contemporary 2,700 sf., two story, four bedroom, three bath residence for a family of five. The budget dictated the re-use of the existing foundations, garage and far right ground floor bedroom footprint. The City of San Mateo had strict planning rules prohibiting contemporary design, but the end result, a blend of traditional and contemporary, has become a model project for the city.

Being environmentally conscious, the owners utilized radiant hydronic heated engineered fumed-oak floors. They opted for fully operable windows with good cross-ventilation and a whole house fan instead of installing gas furnaces, ductwork, or air conditioning. The new second floor conceals a 3 kW solar photovoltaic system that cannot be seen from the street. The rock formation in the front yard is one of two bioswales that hold roof rainwater temporarily for slow dissipation into the city's storm water system.

Photo Credit: Paul Dyer Photography
Project Year: 2014
Project Cost: $750,001 - $1,000,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 94403
Street View, Facade
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Completed in 2013, this house started as a traditionally-styled 1,800 sf., single story, two bedroom, one bath home and became an all-new warm contemporary 2,700 sf., two story, four bedroom, three bath residence for a family of five. The budget dictated the re-use of the existing foundations, garage and far right ground floor bedroom footprint. The City of San Mateo had stri...More
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Exterior View, Backyard
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Backyard view shows the house has been expanded with a new deck at the same level as the dining room interior, with a new hot tub in front of the master bedroom, outdoor dining table with fireplace and overhead lighting, big French doors opening from dining to the outdoors, and a fully equipped professional kitchen with sliding windows allowing passing through to an equally ful...More
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Living Room
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Open plan living and dining rooms support an easy family living lifestyle for this busy family of five. After dinner everyone can go to the living room and watch a movie.
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Living Room, Dining Area Beyond
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Open living and dining room gives an unobstructed view to the rear yard through large French doors. A continuous wall of built-in cabinets provides tons of storage with the stone wall and fireplace demarcating the two spaces. The ceiling heights have been raised two feet to ten feet overall creating a generous volume. The whole house is radiant heated using a Warmboard sub-f...More
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Dining Area
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Dining room and floors throughout are engineered planks stained with a Fumed finish over white oak by Amber Floors. All cabinetry is a teak composite veneer which is very consistent and durable. We always design in plenty of built-in storage and display capabilities. All windows and doors are wood clad aluminum by Eagle. Dining room pendant light is by Boyd Lighting.
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Kitchen
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A professional chef's kitchen was designed for hard work. End grain butcher block top on the island, matching Sub-Zero fridge and freezers bookend a 6-burner Wolf range with French top and pot-filler faucet. The sandblasted glass door leads to the chef's pantry. A Blanco stainless steel farm-style sink with deep apron has a KWC dishwashing faucet. Dark brown subway tile cov...More
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Kitchen
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The kitchen is the command center for the house, with views all around to watch the kids. Corner windows and no upper cabinets facilitate this. Big bookshelf nearby for cookbooks and large opening to the right to pass snacks into the study room.
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Office
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Instead of a traditional den or family room, the owners opted for a study room with four computer stations for the kids and mom. Large screen TV is for group lessons and the big opening to the kitchen let's dad supply snacks and stuff.
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Office, Kitchen & Entry Beyond
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The study room has a large pocket door so it can be closed off when wanted. A smooth tight fitted slate floor makes for easy cleaning. Again a lot of built-in cabinets, bookcases and desks are designed-in.
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Entry
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A wide entry hall greets visitors and diverts you up to the second floor bedrooms or to the sandblasted sliding door laundry nook in the hallway or a shared bath. The new second floor can look down at the entry hall and wood clad aluminum door and windows by Eagle.
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Stairs
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New second floor wood stairs are very flush and tight fitting. A large operable corner window draws you upward with smooth stainless steel handrail guiding you.
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Stairs
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The second floor stair hall looks back and down at the front entry and high window allows views beyond. The metal pipe is the flue to the fireplace which was left exposed. Upstairs are two mirror-image bathrooms sharing a bath.
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Stairs
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As you land on the second floor corner windows give nice vistas of the neighborhood. Lower hopper windows are for ventilation and the top of the stairs terminate in a large linen cabinet.
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Stairs
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Second floor corner windows and linen cabinet.
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Master Bath
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Master bath has high windows that borrow light from the next door backyard. Limestone walls provide a neutral backdrop to the white Toto and Duravit toilet and bath. Shower has no threshold or curb and slopes downward to the flush strip drain at the wall.
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Master Bath
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Master bath has high windows above limestone walls that borrow light from the adjacent backyard. Subtle gray tones combine with the teak cabinet wood for a warm feeling. Duravit tub and vessel sinks work well with the Hansgrohe faucets and Artemide lights.
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Linear drain at Master Bath
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A linear Infinity Drain at the end of a sloping shower floor collects the water and allows us to have a curbless threshold-less shower.
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Bedroom
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A classic teen-age boy's room, we designed corner windows for their views opening up the corners of the room. Wood clad aluminum windows by Eagle operate well giving good cross-ventilation. The house is heavily insulated and heated with Warmboard hydronic radiant subflooring.
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Bathroom
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Simple clean kid's bathroom with white Caesarstone countertops and backsplash and tiny micro mosaic wall tile. Hansgrohe faucets and shower set, Kohler Verticyl sink, Toto toilet.
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