An angular, minimalist home nestled in the tranquil landscape of Los Altos Hills, CA.

Built in the picturesque landscape of Los Altos Hills, California, Slot House immerses its inhabitants into nature. San Francisco-based firm Feldman Architecture nestled the dwelling into the setting and worked closely with the clients to bring their dream home to life. The spectacular 180 degree cross canyon views influenced the orientation and the design of the structure. The modern house stands out in the chaparral landscape with minimalist, angular white volumes. One of the clients is a contemporary architecture lover while the other is an avid reader who loves cozy, intimate spaces. The studio designed the house to reflect their interests, creating a design that complements clean lines and minimalism with warm details and tactile surfaces.

Guests who arrive on the property enter a sunken courtyard that guides them towards the entrance. Following the topography of the site, the living spaces unfold in a subtle downward slope. The central living space has monumental 12-foot ceilings as well as 40-foot glass sliding doors that welcome the landscape inside the home. The clients use this gorgeous open-plan space for cooking, lounging, and socializing. Opening the glass doors, they can also create an indoor/outdoor area. The patio also features a hot tub surrounded by lush vegetation.

The element that gives the house its name, a “slot” slices through the double-height volume. This section creates a clear demarcation between public and private areas; at the same time, it brings natural light and sky views into the heart of the home. Windows frame the surrounding greenery through vertical openings, maintaining a strong connection to nature. The second floor contains the more private rooms, including the bedrooms, a library, and an office. Vibrant succulents grow on the green roof, while the outdoor areas now feature newly planted local flora, including California poppies. On this project, Feldman Architecture collaborated with interior designers Amber Autumn and Connie Wong, David Wilds Patton Lighting Design, and Arterra Landscape Architects. Photographs© Adam Rouse.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Caterpillar Hill House

    A wood-clad home inspired by tree houses. Named Caterpillar Hill, this wood-clad house rises from…

  • The Filter Pavilion

    A space of quiet reflection in the middle of Times Square. Designed by CLB Architects…

  • Art House

    Three volumes arranged around a courtyard in Palo Alto, California. When the owners of a…

  • Cabin Rones

    A cabin with views of a Norwegian fjord. Located on a steep site in Rones,…

  • Brick House with Tower

    A contemporary brick house that celebrates Norwegian masonry traditions. Inspired by the masonry building traditions…

  • Gutshof Güldenhof

    A farming complex from the 18th century converted into a multi-functional art center. Located in…

  • The Aperture House

    An extension inspired by photography and the flexibility of modern lifestyles. Named Aperture House, this…

  • The Bellbird Retreat

    An imaginative design that optimizes both safety and access to gorgeous views for a retreat…

Around the world

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

loader