The Creekside Residence lies in harmony with its environment, surrounded by meadows, western oaks, Douglas fir and aromatic bays bordered by two creeks in Woodside, California. Designed by architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the project focused on immersing the 10,200 square foot residence into its surroundings, by creating cantilevered roofs and views to the environment beyond. Here is a project description from the architects, â€œthe entry drive passes a pair of small outbuildings and leads to the meadow where the main house is arrayed along its southern and western edges. Designed for a couple and their two children, the house displays their collection of modern art and mid-century furniture. A glass pavilion with dining and living areas sits in the meadow, its cantilevered roof floats past the window wall, drawing oneâ€™s eye to the landscape beyond. Cedar boxes house kitchen and sleeping spaces and contrast with the pavilionâ€™s transparent nature. Slipping into the pavilion is a libraryâ€”a tall Douglas fir cabinet of book shelves with a great fireplace surrounded by glazing facing a forested glade. Bedroom spaces forming the north wing are connected by a hallway of shifting angles, reminiscent of an alley in an old village and the random nature of the original outbuildings. Creekside is composed of many dreams: humane modernism, a home floating in a gentle meadow, diminutive boxes sliding under the pavilionâ€™s delicate roof.â€ Via
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Photos: Nic Lehoux