Childhood memories of courtyard houses in India and the vernacular architecture of Ireland inspired a mixed-heritage couple’s vision for this suburban residence. The three-story butterfly-roofed structure evokes expansiveness, while inviting relaxed, spontaneous gatherings.
Western Red Cedar clads the main volume façade, and flanking one-story volumes are made from smooth-troweled integral color stucco. The entry gallery, family room, and living room, all framed with accordion glass doors, connect to the courtyard, creating an effortless flow that expands the heart of the house.
William Duff Architects specializes in thoughtful, innovative architecture across the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Its elegant design solutions respond to their context with an artist’s understanding of when to use restraint or expression. With capabilities in multiple sectors, WDA is known for an award-winning and diverse portfolio of residential, workplace, hospitality and retail environments.
IDA Design Awards: Bronze - Other Architectural Designs 2018
AIASF Design Awards - Architecture Award of Merit 2018
AIASF Design Awards - Architecture Award of Merit 2007