RESIDENTIAL > MOSSWOOD WAY RESIDENCE AND POOL HOUSE



  • PROJECT INFORMATION

    CLIENT: Private Client
    LOCATION: Atherton, California
    SIZE: Main House – 6,000 Square Feet, Pool House – 1,100 Square Feet
    COST: Withheld

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    This large, tree-lined, flat lot in Atherton provided a wonderful opportunity to build a generous shingle-style house and pool house. The house and pool house were commissioned eight years apart by two different clients. The house has an open plan with abundant natural light and generous spaces opening onto a trellised outdoor patio and fireplace. The pool house opens onto the pool deck and patio areas, and blends with the main house while reflecting a decidedly more contemporary look and feel.

    CAW was able to meet the needs of the two different clients and provide a vision for linking the two projects through a common use of materials and natural light, and by dissolving the indoor/outdoor relationship of the major spaces. The buildings were oriented for good sun exposure and privacy, and to preserve the open green space of the lot.

    HOW CAW DID THIS

    • CAW created an open plan that provides for easy flow through living, dining, and kitchen areas.
    • Incorporating folding doors enables the indoor living areas to open out onto the garden, trellis, and outdoor fireplace.
    • Designing the pool house to open onto the pool patio allows for large parties and casual living in contrast to the more formal entertaining spaces of the main house.
    • Incorporating similar materials tie the buildings, garden, and pool together.

    KEY PARTICIPANTS

    STRUCTURAL: Ingraham DeJesse Associates, www.ida-se.com
    CONTRACTOR: Main House – Second Generation Development, Pool House – Harwood Construction, www.harwoodconstruction.com