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The Orr House is an addition and remodel to a 5,080 square foot 1970’s stucco clad two-story home, built on a steep down-slope lot in semi-rural Saratoga, California.

Bathed in natural light from a skylight above, a new atrium brings natural light to the entry, the living room, a lower level tatami room and home office, and dramatically illuminates the stairs to the lower level and a beautiful mahogany bridge that spans the two-story space. The kitchen/dining area and the living area all share a beautiful new stone terrace, edged with cantilevered reflecting pool that extends the vistas to the horizon while minimizing views of the driveway below.

One of the most successful aspects of this project is the sensitive combining of the new and old to create a new design that is fresh, unique, beautiful to look at and beautiful to live in.

Swatt Architects

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Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Custom Homes, Dining Rooms, Kitchens, Living & Family Rooms
Styles:
Asian, Contemporary, Modern
Location:
Palo Alto, CA, USA
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Robert Swatt
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