martin/lounsbach residence

The 20' wide sliding glass door pockets neatly away so there is little distinction between inside and outside.

The 20' wide sliding glass door pockets neatly away so there is little distinction between inside and outside.

Looking towards the kitchen and entry, the clerestory windows maximize the natural light while keeping the main space private

Looking towards the kitchen and entry, the clerestory windows maximize the natural light while keeping the main space private

martin/lounsbach : menlo park

The wall to wall, and floor to ceiling glass help the house to glow at night.  The radiant heated floors make even the coolest night toasty warm!

The wall to wall, and floor to ceiling glass help the house to glow at night.  The radiant heated floors make even the coolest night toasty warm!

"you would never know that this house is on one of the main thoroughfares through town!"

The warm cedar, polished concrete block and wide mahogany pivot door invite you in.

The warm cedar, polished concrete block and wide mahogany pivot door invite you in.

The cat stands guard.  The polished block, concrete floors and the polished concrete bench all work to marry inside and outside.

The cat stands guard.  The polished block, concrete floors and the polished concrete bench all work to marry inside and outside.

The fireplace hearth extends outside as a bench for the yard.  The steel and glass stair balances the concrete.

The fireplace hearth extends outside as a bench for the yard.  The steel and glass stair balances the concrete.

Inside Outside living with materials extending from inside to out and a 20' pocket door that disappears.  The clerestory windows provide privacy from the neighbors while providing light and air.

Inside Outside living with materials extending from inside to out and a 20' pocket door that disappears.  The clerestory windows provide privacy from the neighbors while providing light and air.

The lower eave provides scale as it moves around the house.  The entry bench extends from inside to out.

The lower eave provides scale as it moves around the house.  The entry bench extends from inside to out.

Open shower room with glass divider. The cabinet hovers over the floor and the recessed LED lights the mirror.

Open shower room with glass divider. The cabinet hovers over the floor and the recessed LED lights the mirror.

design and construction by serrao design | Architecture; photos by Kat Alves
Detail of the walnut cabinetry at the dining room.

Detail of the walnut cabinetry at the dining room.