Originally built in the early 1990’s, this single family residence is located in the Los Altos Hills area of Santa Clara County. The project brief required a complete remodel of the existing building, as well as the addition of a new Family Room area that could be seamlessly connected to the landscaped yard through telescoping glazed doors. The front entry was also relocated to create more comfortable flow from the entry steps into the home.
Careful landscape design has reconfigured the entire exterior flow around and into the home. Elements include a new pond with concrete walkway and planting areas, locations for the client’s exterior sculpure collection, a revamped pool, entry stair and outdoor kitchen with a trellis covered dining space.
Important sustainable feautures added to the project include grey water collection, rainwater collection, an extensive photovoltaic system and exterior solar control trellisses. Other features include an acoustic control system in the Living Room, a Rollamatic rolling skylight roof at the Family Room, and a commissioned sculptural piece for the Living Room by Napa artist Gordon Huether.
Los Altos Hills, California
[Architect] Mark English Architects
[Interior Design] Pamela Pennington Studios
[Contractor] Custom Dreams
[Structural Engineer] Duquette Engineering
[Civil Engineer] Lea & Braze Engineering
[Landscape Architect] Arterra Landscape Architects
[Lighting Design] David Wilds Patton
[Recyled Water] Water Sprouts
[Photography] Misha Bruk