A new two-story Craftsman-influenced home that elegantly complies with restrictive city ordinances

Menlo Park Craftsman

This “Craftsman”-influenced home features a combination of cement fiber shingle and lap siding, composite railings, brackets, and exterior trim, and clad wood double paned windows. Color palette is understated, mostly light earth tones and greys.

The driver of our design was an effort to elegantly comply with restrictive city ordinances. An existing Japanese maple tree was carefully preserved and made a focal point in the design. The layout of the house maximizes the backyard and indoor/outdoor connection, while providing ample room for a generous west-facing basement lightwell. The facade offers a balanced, self-effacing composition to the street.


  • Scope of Work: Demolish an existing single-story residence and build a two-story, 5BR 4BA single family residence with 2,368.5 new living s.f. above grade on a 6,611 s.f. lot with a new garage of 430.6 s.f. totaling 2,799.1 s.f. The residence also includes a habitable basement of 1,354.1 s.f. 
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Project Cost: $1,000,001 – $1,500,000
  • Location: Menlo Park, CA


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