Many-Gabled Craftsman

Redwood City, California

This new family home maximizes the use of the site. The house will have all the space needed for the large family to live, work and home-school. The yard will be fully developed, with an exercise studio, pool, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, play equipment and food garden. The clients are long-time residents of the neighborhood and active in their community, and so we are taking care to build a home that will serve all the long-term needs of their family. The clients love the Craftsman style and wanted a very functional and comfortable new house with a traditional character. We are designing to a high level of energy efficiency with careful use of resources. We were able to retain some of the existing structure of the old house to save cost and resources.

Architect – Saikley Architects
Landscape Architect – Terra Ferma Landscapes Design
Structural Engineer – Element Structural Engineers
Civil Engineer – Lea & Braze Engineering
Geotechnical Engineer – Romig Engineers
Mechanical Engineer – Hensel Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Rett Construction Group
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