Project year: 2019 | Location: Mountain View, California

This single-story home is designed as a courtyard home, wrapping around a leaning Australian Tea Tree that holds a significant place in the owner’s heart.

About The Project

The kitchen, gallery-like hallway, master suite and a small temple look out onto this courtyard which faces south and fills the entire home with light. The owner’s prodigious art collection informed the design of each space, with clerestories throughout helping define spaces and balance the natural light. A display wall at the entry creates a transition between inside and out and helps create a designated dining room within an open plan. This wall begins the procession down the spine of the house, the entirety of which has polished concrete floors.
Two small cottages were taken down to make room for the new home and old-growth redwood boards from these original structures were carefully removed, sanded down and reused as accents throughout the new home. In-slab radiant heat and environmentally sensitive materials compliment the design aesthetic. The 2,500 square foot house with four bedrooms and 4 ½ baths was completed in 2019.

“I worked with Phil on 2 different projects. First, a 3 unit building after a fire and then a 4 bedroom new house. I would hire Phil again.”

Deborah S.Project Owner


Project Details

Architect / Design Team
Phil Rossington, Mason St.Peter
Completed in 2019 by Building & Beyond
Structural Engineering
FAR Engineers
Geotechnical Engineer
Murray Engineers Inc.
Color consultant
Gale Melton Design
© Eric Rorer and Phil Rossington
External Link
Check out the project on Houzz
Dwell Magazine online