Tuesday, February 02, 2016

0738 Palo Alto faces the street like it is

The Spirit of Palo Alto home design makes no bones about street life in todays new suburbs. There is none. Face it. People come and go by car, and duck into their houses by the garage. So why do those phoney traditional houses spend so much time paying lip service to a street life that does not exist. This is the way things are - we are not saying its bad. We are saying we should acknowledge it and make the best of it. So instead the Palo Alto turns all that phoney street front effort inside, into space you can use, and private outdoor space where you will be glad to spend your time. You will find a wonderful center courtyard that lets light into the middle of the house. And a a great interface to the backyard, where the living room and dining room have big shaded windows to your patio, and the master bedroom has its own back door to a master terrace.

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