The House Of Light
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The House Of Light

Menlo Park, California


Menlo Park, California
Price: Price upon request
Inspired by the 1930s Maison de Verre in Paris by Pierre Chareau, this home is renowned for its masterful engineering with entire walls and ceilings of structural glass, but more importantly, a thoughtful design that discretely accommodates full handicap accessibility. The marriage of the two blends in harmony with a result that is both beautiful and functional. Precision craftsmanship is apparent inside and out ? from the entire front fa?ade of glass block to the breathtaking gallery entrance spanned by a glass ceiling. The juxtaposition of natural materials, like vertical grain cedar and Tasmanian oak, with the clarity of glass creates a rich meditative tone accentuated by the beauty of the surroundings. A focus concept in creating a house of ?light? was to have natural light bathing the principal rooms on all 4 sides. This challenging yet stunning achievement is something rarely experienced. Throughout the home?s 2 levels, connected by elevator or a glass tower staircase, the entire ambiance is traditional modernism. Vast walls are comprised of nothing but frameless glass while others are set beneath perfectly placed lighting for the display of fine art. A sleek chef?s kitchen stands ready to host festive gatherings in the formal living and dining rooms, a recreation room doubles as a media center, and a customized office is designed for 2. All the main floor rooms have a unique connection to the garden. However, the living room and master bedroom have an unusual ambiance as a result of the beautiful glass walls that bring the garden into the room. The home?s personal accommodations comprise 5 sumptuous bedroom suites with 3 on the main level and 2 more privately located on the lower level. The grounds are equally captivating and designed with the same simplicity of the home. Quiet sitting areas are tucked beneath towering redwoods, native plantings respect the environment, and a soothing fountain adds a Zen quality. With its exceptional Menlo Park address, unparalleled construction, and rare functionality, this is indeed a very special place to call home in Silicon Valley.

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