Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect

first_img Area:  4018 m² Area:  4018 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2009 Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson ArchitectSave this projectSaveMenlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect Save this picture!© Dasja Dolan+ 16 Share Architects: Ana Williamson Architect Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Dasja DolanPhotographs:  Dasja DolanSave this picture!© Dasja DolanAt first blush, the existing house on this site in Menlo Park, CA was not worth saving. It had been a rental for many years, was wildly overgrown and had fallen into disrepair. Fortunately, the new homeowners could see past its current state. They fell in love with the old world charm of the house, especially its fireplaces and coved ceilings. The location of the site gave them a feel of living in a remote area yet close to modern conveniences. After having gone through two previous “tear downs”, they also looked forward to the challenges that would come with working around existing constraints. Save this picture!© Dasja DolanThe design team’s goals were to maintain the integrity of the house, improve the flow, connect interior spaces to the outdoors and overlay a modern aesthetic.  The owners were looking to create a modern environment where they could mesh the old and the new.  They wanted clean lines and materials and still be able to throw in their antiques from India and Japan.  As a tight nit family of five, with frequent visits from family in England the program required 4 bedrooms and a guest suite.  Additions to the house totaling 1,130 SF provided enough space to satisfy their functional needs (3,990 SF total).  The homeowners also opted to incorporate many green features and were awarded 98 points from Build-it-Green. Save this picture!© Dasja DolanCompleted in 2009, the house integrates the functional flow with natural features of the site.  The design has a modern aesthetic with straightforward forms, clean lines and natural materials.  Natural light has been added at every opportunity with large metal window openings and skylights. The existing oak near the front entry is celebrated with a new entry patio and courtyard.   Organizing the living spaces around the rear courtyard and giving them the ability to open to the courtyard was a deliberate gesture to reinforce the connection to the outdoors as well as create a dialog between the wings of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCritical Round-Up: Tate Britain Renovation, Caruso St. JohnArchitecture News52 Social Housing in Tarragona / aguilera|guerrero architectsSelected Projects Share United States Year:  2009 Photographs CopyHouses•Menlo Park, United States “COPY” Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect CopyAbout this officeAna Williamson ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMenlo ParkHousesUnited StatesPublished on November 27, 2013Cite: “Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect” 27 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img