Butterfly Dormers

Menlo Park, California

This new home is a modern Craftsman style, with vaulted ceilings, exposed roof structure and butterfly dormers at the front and rear. The shape of the house embraces the landscape and allows sunlight to the yard and all parts of the house. The naturalistic landscape design is being developed in tandem with the house to work with sightlines through the indoor and outdoor spaces and make the outdoors into very functional living space, with access to a creek at the back yard. The wide front porch opens the home for interaction with neighbors at the front. We have designed to a high level of sustainability and resiliency.

Architect – Saikley Architects
Landscape Architect – Larman-Garro Landscape Architects (view plans)
Structural Engineer – Element Structural Engineers
Civil Engineer – Lea & Braze Engineering
Geotechnical Engineer – Romig Engineers
Mechanical Engineer – Hensel Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: MC Construction
3d Renderings – Noa Younse

“We worked with Alexandra on a major project with several challenges – building a brand new home on a small, sloped lot that required several variances. To add to that, we were first-time owner-builders. From the very beginning of the process at the design stage, Alexandra was easy to work with and very open to both incorporating our requests and needs while providing helpful insight and guidance. Her clear, consistent, and thorough communication got us through a complicated Zoning review process. She and her team helped us adapt in creative ways to ensure that we met Zoning’s requirements while still keeping the best parts of the design. We’ve been living in the home for several months now and absolutely love it! The best part for us about working with Alexandra, which is easy to take for granted but very significant in a long project like this, was her incredible professionalism, responsiveness, and trustworthiness. We never had any problem communicating and working with her over the course of our project, despite the other challenges and many different people involved. Thank you, Alexandra, for helping make a dream come true for us!” – Client