A level property in Woodside graced by live oaks and gently sloping treed hillsides was the site of a nearly finished contemporary house when it was purchased by the clients. An enthusiastic gardener and a professionally trained chef with young children, they dreamt of a home where they could grow, harvest, and prepare food for family and guests. It would be a place to celebrate California’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
The original house was poorly conceived: two wings at unrelated angles were connected by an entry room truncated by a heavy staircase. The design team reimagined these
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