Palo Alto, California
Architect/Designer | Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
Builder | Clarum Homes
Landscape Architect/Designer | VanderToolen Associates
Interior Designer | Pat Del Gavio Group
Photographer | Kathryn MacDonald Photography
The design team strove to honor the legacy of the site of one owner’s childhood home, down to keeping the magnolia tree planted by the owner’s parents as the center piece of the back garden while creating a modern family home for this new generation. High ceilings and warm wood tones soften the crisp modern architecture.
Entering the home, one is greeted by a stair hall that is bathed in light on two sides and forms the circulation core of the home. A quaint library is adjacent to the front door, a stunning atrium at the heart of the plan is on the left. The hub of the home—the great room, kitchen, and dining room—is flooded with light from all sides.
The back garden is designed to accommodate dinners, family play, and conversation and has a she shed for the owner to conduct her professional work. Upstairs, the primary suite features a secluded outdoor deck and a bath that exudes relaxation and rest.