Buch Residence
Los Altos, California


Inspiration for the style and materials of this house was derived from the Owners' desire for an open plan that brought the outside in; their love for wood, the beauty of its exposed grain and the warmth it brings; and from pergolas and the dramatic shadows they create.

Massing of the house was compatible with the ranch-style massing of the neighborhood. The courtyard layout of the floor plan with several French doors and French casement windows created continuous views from the interior, and helped blur the boundary between inside and outside.

3,200 sf living area, 450 sf garage