Modern U-Shaped Residence Built Around a Central Leisure Courtyard

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Envisioned by Dumican Mosey / Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders in Menlo Park, California, this contemporary house displays a simple geometry. The U-shaped project is built around an impressive lounge area, with plenty of outdoor furniture and swimming pool. A harmonious mix of glass and wood defines the exterior design approach, subtly complemented by the dense neighboring vegetation.

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The indoor-outdoor connectivity was optimized by employing wall-sized windows in order to open up the inner side of the house towards the courtyard. According to the architects, Menlo Park Residence incorporates integral color concrete floors, Boffi cabinets, two fireplaces with custom stainless steel flue covers. An open plan living and dining space acts as an open invite to socializing. Other notable features include a solar domestic hot water system and custom Honduran mahogany siding and front door. Enjoy the photos!