One firms current project in Los Altos is a large scale remodel of a home from the 70’s. Along one edge of the property is a seasonal creek and a heavily wooded forest setting. This setting is the main asset of the home and is un-addressed by the existing home’s architecture. The other, street side, of the property opens onto a relatively densely built out cul-de-sac where we will need to control privacy to the street.
Our initial design challenge on this home will be deciding how much of the existing can be preserved and still allow us to achieve an overall modernization of the home. Our primary goal is to open the home to the wooded rear of the property. This will entail raising window lines and creating glass walls where solid walls exist now.
More to come !