Tree House by Aidlin Darling
Aidlin Darling is a studio that has made a few appearances on our site already with their awesome modern home designs such as the Sonoma Vineyard Estate in Sonoma County, the Paso Robles Residence in Tustin and the San Joaquin Valley Residence in Big Valley.
All of their projects focus on delivering a complete modern residence solution for the family that hired them. This is also the case with the Tree House project located in northern California. Even though this home is located in a dense suburban neighborhood in Palo Alto, the pristine plot of land on which it is placed, is surrounded by lush vegetation, perfectly encompassing the elegant exterior design of this house.
Anchored by monumental coastal live oaks and several majestic redwoods, this modest sustainably-designed suburban home offers expansive living spaces that extend into the landscape.
The existing trees inform a spatial arrangement of framed views, outdoor rooms, and cover for privacy.
The second floor spaces engage the trees canopies, providing a lofty perch within a two-story volume.
This volume is defined by the house’s canopy, which also serves to edit unwanted views and afford mutual privacy.
A concrete plinth, steel and glass armature, and zinc skin respond to the site’s high water table, and resonate with its natural splendor.