Located on a flat corner lot in Atherton, this new family home is surrounded by beautiful mature trees, providing the building privacy on all sides...
Architect: Swatt | Miers Architects Location: Atherton, CA, USA Year: 2017 Project size: 11,055 ft2 Site size: 9,398 ft2 Photography: Russell Abraham
From the architect: The main house plan forms an ‘L’ with the public spaces on the ground floor opening up to expansive landscaped areas and a swimming pool. Deep cantilevers with trellises provide sun protection for the interiors and create beautiful dappled light patterns for the outdoor spaces. Exterior forms are simple compositions of stained Western Red Cedar horizontal boards and integral colored stucco.
The upper level at the ends of the ‘L’ cantilever over the ground floor, while a vertical stair tower faces Atherton Avenue, the main street, and is a visual counterpoint to the horizontality of the overall design. The project also includes a detached garage that interlocks with the main house and a detached guesthouse that continues the strong line of trellises from the main house and anchors the short end of the linear pool.