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Atherton Residence

The design of this home begins with the sculpting of its bucolic, but flat, suburban site into a three-dimensional bas-relief of gardens, terraces, and pools. Double-height spaces above the reimagined ground plane are encapsulated and traversed by ethereal crystalline bridges and window vitrines, and interwoven with both indoor and outdoor gardens. Cantilevered volumes on the upper level occupy the surrounding tree canopy, providing biophilic spaces in which to dream. A pair of etched and carved concrete walls anchor the floating enclosures back to the earth, creating a balanced shelter for an adventurous family of five.

Stott Architects

Consulting Architect

Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders

General Contractor

Daedalus Engineering

Structural Engineer

Lea & Braze Engineering

Surveyor & Civil Engineer

Romig Engineers, Inc.

Geotechnical Engineer

Michael Bench