PALO ALTO HOUSE
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Description: Residence
Awards: AIA Merit Award - 2006
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Believe it or not, this home is on the historic register of Palo Alto. The client loved the location, but was not in love with the existing architecture. So, as architect Joseph Bellomo said, "We took an historical home and gave it a heart attack."

The home did survive the renovation and addition done in a very contemporary style. The front facade was restored, but the interior was completely changed and modernized with sleek base and trim lines into an interior smooth plaster wall system. The additions including pool house, studio and offices include plaster, zinc and glass exterior finishes, and smooth plaster walls with epoxy and maple floors.

The pool which is the centerpiece of the courtyard has an infinity edge and butts up to the lower floor top-to-bottom window.