Slot House brings bold minimalism to the rolling landscape of Los Altos Hills, a semi-rural suburban enclave in California’s Bay Area. The integrated design of the architecture and landscape were shaped by the client’s appreciation for modern design and keen attention to its oak woodlands context. A minimalist landscape palette complements the strong lines of the house while linking it to the surrounding forested hills.
The built environment takes advantage of the sloping site with the sunken arrivals court, a multi-level house, and a thoughtfully considered scheme of terracing, pathways, retaining walls, gardens, and destination experiences. From the auto court, visitors are drawn down a floating staircase to an
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