Outside In HouseMay 17, 2014
Pfau Long designed a 600 sf addition that grows from the home’s inherent geometry and preserves much of the existing structure. Relying on the simple clarity of its design, the interior structure is exposed, including wood beams, structural steel, custom steel brackets, and a “floating” steel stair. The house is open between rooms with no conventional definition of space. In the new master bedroom, the walls stop short of the ceiling, with glass panels inserted above, creating upward views through the treetops as if in a treehouse.
The outdoors become an extension of the indoors via full-height glass walls and an open floor plan. The home’s transparency creates the illusion of uninterrupted, boundless space with views extending from the dramatic double height entry, through the house, to the wooded valley beyond.
AWARDS: Merit Award, Custom Home Design, 2000 Metropolitan Home, 1999
Location / Year
San Anselmo, CA / 1998
Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP
Dwight Long, AIA
Light Fixtures: Bryan Bowers