Tree House

2019 Architecture Merit Award

Anchored by monumental oaks and redwoods, this modest sustainably-designed suburban home offers expansive living spaces that extend into the landscape. The existing trees inform a spatial arrangement of framed views, outdoor rooms, and screening for privacy. A metal skin and interlocking volumes obscure the demarcation of inside and outside.

The jury savored the cleanliness and clarity of the project. It is a simple response to a long and narrow site that results in a strong plan and a beautiful home.

Aidlin Darling Design

General Contractor
De Mattei Construction

Civil Engineer
Bay Land Consulting

Landscape Architect
SurfaceDesign, Inc.

Structural Engineer
Berkeley Structural Design

Title 24 Consultant
Energy Design Group

Barrie D. Coate and Associates

Adam Rouse