Head of School House

Barely visible from the street and backing up to a dense grove of coast live oaks, this house was transformed from 1970’s modern to a lighter and more open home. Serving both the private needs for the head of a nearby school and the public entertaining and fundraising functions for the school, size and scale were important as was the consideration of how it might function for future heads of school in the same space. A larger reverse dormer with clerestory windows was added to the living room to bring in light, stairs were relocated to open up the main living areas to each other and a ribbon of sliding doors and windows were added to the rear of the house connecting living areas to the existing deck and the canopy of trees.

Project details
3,720 sq. ft.
Olivewood Construction
Structural Engineer
BKG Structural Engineers
Inviting Gardens Landscape Design
Paul Dyer