Menlo Park, California
Site Size: 10,000 sq. ft.
Project Size: 2,000 sq. ft.
Program: Berkeley-based Terry & Terry Architecture designed a single-story addition and renovation to an existing mid-century ranch house owned by a retired couple in Menlo Park, California. Emphasizing openness and light, the addition consists of two floating wood volumes that extend from the original structure into the backyard garden.
Solution: The two wood and steel-framed volumes fan out from the original structure, leaving space in between for a glass-clad fissure overlooking the garden.
The first volume, located on the west side of the house, contains an existing bedroom and a new bedroom at the rear. To the east, the second volume contains communal spaces, including the kitchen, dining, and media areas. The east wood wall plane of the main space folds onto two concrete walls to form the main roof plane, which then extends forward to form the carport roof in front. The house was completed in September 2011.
Owner: Dr. Jose and Ann Bal
Location: 266 Santa Margarita, Menlo Park , CA 94025
Completion Date: September 2011
Gross square footage: 2,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: withheld at owners request.
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Interior designer: TTA
Renderer(s): Longitudinal Elevation - Alex TerryCAD system, project management, or other software used: Archi Cad - Graphisoft
Manufacturer of structural components unique to this project: Emerald Steel
Rainscreen: Ipe wood rainscreen
Wood: Ipe wood decking, cladding
Paints and stains: Benjamin Moore, Penofin Verde
Paneling: Ipe wood strip
Flooring: Cumaru hardwood
Special interior finishes unique to this project: Custom steel open cabinet at kitchen w/ stainless steel back splash
Tables: Custom Fabricated
Upholstery: Le Corbusier sofa
Downlights: Contrast Recessed Lighting
Exterior: Lumiere Lighting