Toyon Custom Home
This custom home was built over the footprint of a 1950’s home by noted Bay Area modernist Rodger Lee. The new design maintains the original emphasis on the expressive use of wood and distribution of public and private spaces. To achieve the updated look while paying homage to the original design, we stripped windows and cedar siding to emphasize the horizontality of the design, extending the lines of the house into the site, and nestling the house into the hillside. Post and beam construction throughout was used to reveal the structure of the house and articulates the grid upon which it is based. Exposed woodwork, concrete, and stainless steel details complete the plan.