Swatt | Miers Architects House Tour
Tea House & Orr House
Free and open to all
Tea House, Saratoga
Nestled among a grove of mature native trees, high above the main house, lies a cluster of three diminutive, single room teahouses. All are dimensionally generous with floor to ceiling walls of glass that openly engage their surroundings. Each structure is distilled to a well judged simple order that achieves a balanced blend of sight, sound and space, perfect for a shared moment with tea.
Orr House, Saratoga
Sited on a steep semi-rural lot, the Orr House is an addition and remodel to an existing two story 1970s style home. The homes interior is made bright and airy with a new skylit atrium, entry, stair and bridge. The kitchen / dining area and living area all share a beautiful new outdoor stone terrace edged with a cantilevered reflecting pool that extends the vista to the hills beyond while minimizing views to the driveway below. Old and new alike are seamlessly woven together to create a new design with a unique sense of place married to artfully balanced forms and materials.
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Presented by AIA East Bay and AIA San Mateo County
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