Los Altos, CA
Located on a private, suburban flag lot, the small rooms of the original house were joined to form a collective living area that fully opens to the rear yard with sliding doors, taking advantage of the privacy of the site. As with many of our projects, we see the outside as part of the inside and vice versa, working with our clients to design an integrated whole.
Starting with a existing house that was dark with closed off rooms, the new living space is bright, well connected to the front and rear yards, and animated by colored panels and planes. The family can now spend time together, even when they are doing separate things.
Photos by Matthew Millman