One-of-a-Kind in Atherton

One-of-a-Kind in Atherton - A Glass House with Remarkable Views

Located in Atherton

The site is a hilltop in Atherton, accessed via a winding drive, ending in a circular cul de sac. The entry gate is framed by a concrete wall from which the house number is incised. Once inside, views in other directions unfold, and in the distance, the skyline of San Francisco framed by the entry canopy.

Two L shaped bars balance on top of each other creating courts and overhangs, defining indoor and outdoor spaces with bridges and cantilevers.

Services are solid elements which comb the space with walls of mechanism and storage floating within the open lines of the bars.

The basement is for family play and casual entertaining, opening to a large grassed area below. A light court carved into the ground illuminates the other side of the L. Above is the main level for formal entertaining which cantilevers over the basement and looks to the city view. Dining, kitchen and family areas are in the other leg of the L, where stairs go up to the bedroom L, inverted and oating above. The leg facing the city view is the master, cantilevered over the wing below creating an outdoor room, the other leg are four children’s suites, connected by an of ce, sitting area and laundry, and bridging a void below which connects to the garages.

The house is a reduced expression of sheer material and absolute form where connections and intersections are minimized to non-existence, cast almost of a single piece, like an iPhone.

The building threads and weaves, making holes in things, or making things that make holes in things that are not. The bars twist and fold, cross and loop, bridge and divide. At the intersections are vertical connections. These abstract geologies do not impose, but expose, expanding the realm of space and diminishing the role of form.

The interest is in transparency and lightness contrasted with solidity and mass, folded on themselves, slipping and sliding through space as they frame and connect.

text from ArchDaily.com, June 27, 2017

SPECS

  • 1.63-acre site
  • 16,344 square feet

MAIN HOUSE

  • 6 bedrooms in main house
  • 5 full bathrooms
  • 3 half bathrooms
  • Arclinea Italian custom kitchen & butler pantry
  • Secondary custom kitchen
  • Large sky-lit dining room
  • Large, open entertaining areas
  • Elevator-ready
  • Solar panels
  • (2) 23’ cantilevers
  • Exposed architectural concrete walls and ceilings
  • Exposed steel framing
  • Full height operable glass windows
  • Hardwood throughout
  • Control4 automation home integration (lighting, shades in all bedrooms)
  • In-floor radiant heating (8 zones)

GUEST HOUSE

  • Separate entrance from main house
  • Full bath
  • Arclinea kitchen with washer/dryer

POOL HOUSE

  • Full and half bath
  • Arclinea kitchen with washer/dryer

EXTERIOR FEATURES

  • Pool
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • 4-car garage with 3 electric car charging stations
  • 1 exterior electric car charging station
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Status: Off Market
6 Bed  |  5 full & 3 half Baths
16,344 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 1.63 acres

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One-of-a-Kind in Atherton - A Glass House with Remarkable Views

Located in Atherton

The site is a hilltop in Atherton, accessed via a winding drive, ending in a circular cul de sac. The entry gate is framed by a concrete wall from which the house number is incised. Once inside, views in other directions unfold, and in the distance, the skyline of San Francisco framed by the entry canopy.

Two L shaped bars balance on top of each other creating courts and overhangs, defining indoor and outdoor spaces with bridges and cantilevers.

Services are solid elements which comb the space with walls of mechanism and storage floating within the open lines of the bars.

The basement is for family play and casual entertaining, opening to a large grassed area below. A light court carved into the ground illuminates the other side of the L. Above is the main level for formal entertaining which cantilevers over the basement and looks to the city view. Dining, kitchen and family areas are in the other leg of the L, where stairs go up to the bedroom L, inverted and oating above. The leg facing the city view is the master, cantilevered over the wing below creating an outdoor room, the other leg are four children’s suites, connected by an of ce, sitting area and laundry, and bridging a void below which connects to the garages.

The house is a reduced expression of sheer material and absolute form where connections and intersections are minimized to non-existence, cast almost of a single piece, like an iPhone.

The building threads and weaves, making holes in things, or making things that make holes in things that are not. The bars twist and fold, cross and loop, bridge and divide. At the intersections are vertical connections. These abstract geologies do not impose, but expose, expanding the realm of space and diminishing the role of form.

The interest is in transparency and lightness contrasted with solidity and mass, folded on themselves, slipping and sliding through space as they frame and connect.

text from ArchDaily.com, June 27, 2017

SPECS

  • 1.63-acre site
  • 16,344 square feet

MAIN HOUSE

  • 6 bedrooms in main house
  • 5 full bathrooms
  • 3 half bathrooms
  • Arclinea Italian custom kitchen & butler pantry
  • Secondary custom kitchen
  • Large sky-lit dining room
  • Large, open entertaining areas
  • Elevator-ready
  • Solar panels
  • (2) 23’ cantilevers
  • Exposed architectural concrete walls and ceilings
  • Exposed steel framing
  • Full height operable glass windows
  • Hardwood throughout
  • Control4 automation home integration (lighting, shades in all bedrooms)
  • In-floor radiant heating (8 zones)

GUEST HOUSE

  • Separate entrance from main house
  • Full bath
  • Arclinea kitchen with washer/dryer

POOL HOUSE

  • Full and half bath
  • Arclinea kitchen with washer/dryer

EXTERIOR FEATURES

  • Pool
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • 4-car garage with 3 electric car charging stations
  • 1 exterior electric car charging station
Read More

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