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Bal House

Terry & Terry Architecture

Menlo Park, California
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Site Size: 10,000 sq. ft.

Project Size: 2,000 sq. ft.

Program: Berkeley-based Terry & Terry Architecture designed a single-story addition and renovation to an existing mid-century ranch house owned by a retired couple in Menlo Park, California. Emphasizing openness and light, the addition consists of two floating wood volumes that extend from the original structure into the backyard garden.

Solution: The two wood and steel-framed volumes fan out from the original structure, leaving space in between for a glass-clad fissure overlooking the garden.
The first volume, located on the west side of the house, contains an existing bedroom and a new bedroom at the rear. To the east, the second volume contains communal spaces, including the kitchen, dining, and media areas. The east wood wall plane of the main space folds onto two concrete walls to form the main roof plane, which then extends forward to form the carport roof in front. The house was completed in September 2011.

Terry & Terry Architecture
1073 Euclid Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94708
T 510-525-0504
F 510-525-5945

November 2012
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