palms residence (2016)
The Palms Residence was designed with an open floor plan that extends into an expansive back yard with pool / spa, sunken firepit area and wood deck, all beneath the canopy of the existing old-growth redwoods on the site. The materiality of the living spaces is modern yet warm, with earth tones in wood, concrete, plaster and stone. Inspired by mid-century modern design, the floating roof planes and walls define the geometry from the exterior, unfolding to the rear yard on a sprawling linear lot.
On the interior, the floor plan is a play on intimacy within a larger open space, with varying levels in the floor and roof planes defining the living areas within the whole. The living room, dining room, kitchen & are visually connected and merge seamlessly with the outdoor spaces in an airy indoor-outdoor living space.