This new build home broke the mold of modern architecture back in 2005 when Mary Maydan, founder and principal of Maydan Architects, designed it for her family. The home was sold in 2018, and Maydan Architects was hired by the new homeowner to redesign the interiors, creating a perfectly updated, minimalist-chic space.
The 3,600 square foot home, located in Palo Alto, boasts 5 bedrooms/4.5 baths and a guest house on a 12,500 square foot lot. The first of its kind in the area, it was designed to introduce ultra-modern style to the otherwise classic neighborhood and to create a sense of interconnectedness throughout the home.
One of the primary design statements within the space is a stunning and bespoke spiral staircase leading from the second floor to the main living space. The staircase enhances the flow and connection of each room in the home, allowing for an open floor plan.
Challenged by the narrow and long plot of land, Maydan Architects originally designed the home to feel private and secluded despite the neighboring houses being close to the property line. Maydan added a floor-to-ceiling frosted glass wall behind the stairs so light can come in, while simultaneously providing privacy. The large windows in the home allow light to flood the space and make it feel warm and inviting, despite the cool color palette.
Each room is outfitted with stunning furniture, carefully selected to emphasize the architecture of the home. The furniture pieces were by high end brand names such as Fendi Casa, and Bugatti. Each piece was positioned to give an ultra-luxurious and welcoming feel. Bold accessories decorate the space to add depth and visual interest.
Photography: Bernard André