Portola Valley, California
Located on a beautiful 3.7 acre semi-rural parcel in Portola Valley, this new 7,000 square foot home is organized into an 'L' shaped plan with primary circulation set on the east-west axis. The circulation spine gently ascends on the south side of the building, and forms one edge of private landscaped courtyard. Most of the major public and private spaces face the north, and enjoy dramatic short and long views, with San Francisco visible in the distance. A 75-foot linear swimming pool is set perpendicular to the house with three infinity edges, rising to seven feet above grade at the north end, emphasizing dramatic views and the gentle slope of the land.