Rosland Residence, Menlo Park, CA

The realtor client of this new house wanted to incorporate both tuscan and contemporary architectural styles in their new house. We took the approach of designing a home that seemed like an older tuscan home that had been remodeled with contemporary interior elements like kitchen and bathrooms as so often seen in Europe.

The house has thick walls with recessed traditional looking windows and doors and an integral stucco facade.  The property sits below a hillside and a house here could easily  have appeared dark. But we carefully situated every room in the house at a location where it would get the maximum sun at the time of the day it would be mostly used. The windows, although traditional looking were made  larger than typically seen in Tuscany. The result became an open and light house.

The interior also was given the thick walls, sustainable wood floors and wood beams while in the kitchen we used contemporary custom wood cabinets and stainless steel. A bank of large french doors open to a back dining patio from the open plan kitchen family room area.