2022 Master Design Awards: Whole House More Than $700,000 — GOLD

by Kyle Clapham

Feldman Architecture

San Francisco, Calif. | feldmanarch.com

Project Principal: Steven Stept, AIA | Project Architect: Anjali Iyer, LEED AP
Location: Los Alto Hills, Calif.
Square footage before: 5,213 | Square footage after: 5,103

Referred to as the “doughnut house,” the original structure contained an open-air courtyard in the center, and the public living areas faced the private wooded hillside while bedrooms opened onto sprawling, exposed views of Silicon Valley. Low window eaves curiously obstructed otherwise spectacular views, however, spurring the homeowners’ desire to open and modernize the design.

Spiraling outwards from the kitchen, the updated floorplan reconfigures the public and private spaces in a more logical manner, nestling the primary suite on the opposite side of the home—facing the tree grove—and orienting the great room, kitchen and outdoor area toward the views. Charred wood siding, seamless concrete floors and minimalist interiors let the views speak first.


Delta Millworks Accoya Shou Sugi Ban Siding
Blomberg Entry Pivot Door
Blomberg Windows
Fleetwood Multislide Pocket Doors
Ralph King Cabinetry: Custom Flat Cut Walnut Millwork Kitchen Cabinets
Wilsonart Quartz: Marble Falls Kitchen Countertops
Ecosmart/Bioethanol Fireplace Living Room

Concrete microtopping, hardwood, tile
Wolf Dual Fuel Cooktop
Wolf Integrated Refrigerator/Freezer
Wolf Built-in Microwave
Samsung Washer and Dryer
Sub-Zero Wine Refrigerator
Viking Built-in Stainless Steel Grill
Aquatica Purescape 171 Freestanding Tub

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