Palo Alto 2 House (3)

Palo Alto 2 House

Palo Alto 2 House

Located in Palo Alto, this 3,400 SF house, Palo Alto 2 was designed for an academic family, began as a 1,800 SF one-story craftsman bungalow built in 1899 and listed on the National Historic Register. The original house, restored and reconstructed to preserve its largely wood-surfaced simplicity, was linked to a new two-story addition with a small, central entry element. The three pieces frame a new south-facing private courtyard garden that was created by removing the rear quarter of the old house. The old house contains a study, guest rooms, a new bathroom, and a library. The new house, with bedrooms and baths over living/dining and kitchen, was conceived as a modern, light-filled reinterpretation of the simple original. Most rooms in both parts of the house now open onto porches, deck, terraces, and directly into the garden.

The project received an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award in the 2010 AIA Santa Clara Valley Design Awards Program. View the AIASCV award submittal [PDF].

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