Zak Johnson Architects

Courtyard House

New Two-Story House
Palo Alto, CA

A new 4,500 sf home on the main street leading into the center of downtown Palo Alto. The house turns its back to the congested street and creates a quiet, inner courtyard that serves as the heart of the home. Large expanses of glass allow you to see through and connect with the other side of the residence pushing the line between indoor and outdoor space. Linear bands of transom windows glimpse the blue sky and allow the sunlight to stream inside. Beautiful modern finishes enhance a high tech house in the heart of Silicon Valley.