On the cusp of a single-family, residential neighborhood, this large commercial site and building built in the 1960s was ready for a new life. Creating a more efficient parking layout and demolishing the walls and roof, while adding onto the slab footprint of the original building enabled the building to be expanded in a cost effective way. To fit in with the neighborhood and gain support of the neighbors, a rustic-modern vocabulary was employed that created landscaped courtyards, fountains, arcades, exquisite metal work, tiled roofs and accent wall tile. The parklike setting and rustic building blend beautifully in the neighborhood.
Menlo Park, CA