The homeowners, a couple who work in tech in the nearby Silicon Valley, wanted a home “far enough away from the hustle and bustle where they could relax and pursue their love of gardening,” Feldman Architecture project manager Jess Stuenkel says. And when they first found this site in 2012, they jumped at the opportunity to start working with the architects.
The site was vacant and a large area had been cut and filled into the ridge as the previous home had burned down. This flat “scar” as the firm calls it, was something they definitely wanted to fix in the new design. “Instead of sitting abruptly at the edge of the hill, the building is nestled back toward the earth,” Jess says.