A SUNSET IDEA HOUSE IN PALO ALTO

A 1904 Craftsman was relocated from a nearby street, placed on a dug out basement, and completely renovated. Our given task was to update the craftsman style in order to create a home for contemporary Western living with a sense of the past.

The Idea House is a collaboration between the Sunset publications staff, the project developer’s team, the chosen designers, and the product sponsors. We would like to thank Sunset for choosing us as the landscape design team, and most especially thanks to LMNO ARTS who went above and beyond for this project. The metal and wood arbor, all of the craftsman style hardware, the rusted metal plant containers, and the welded metal fountain piece were all made by them. Award winning landscape architect Michael Bliss spent countless hours doing our construction drawings, as well as the color illustration printed in the magazine.

Design director and project manager: Chris Jacobson
Landscape architect: Michael Bliss
Landscape contractor: Sam Gomez, Sam Gomez Landscaping
Metal work: LMNO ARTS
Interior design: Pamela Pennington, Pamela Pennington Studios