Atherton Renewal: Contemporary Transformation Embracing Natural Light

Explore the beautifully redesigned Atherton Renewal house in California, created by Feldman Architecture in 2021. This contemporary transformation embraces natural light, seamlessly connecting elegant interiors to the outdoor landscaping. Experience refined elegance with a fresh color palette and innovative design elements, enhancing vertical scale and symmetry for a true indoor-outdoor living experience.

Modern two-story house with large windows, surrounded by trees at dusk.
Stylish living room with vaulted ceiling, large windows, and chic furnishings
Contemporary kitchen with dark wood cabinetry and island with stools.
Contemporary kitchen with sleek dark cabinets and large island.
Contemporary dining room with mural wallpaper and garden view.
Bright home office with large window, bookshelves, and a wooden desk.
Modern dining room with large windows overlooking a garden.
Modern spiral staircase with white balustrade and wooden steps in a bright interior.
Modern outdoor patio with furniture, overhanging slats, and a garden view
Outdoor dining area with table and chairs surrounded by trees and hedges.
Modern home with large windows overlooks a landscaped garden at sunset.

About Atherton Renewal

Elegant Contemporary Transformation

Atherton Renewal, designed in 2021 by Feldman Architecture, showcases a dramatic shift from traditional to contemporary. The original structure’s formal layout gave way to a design that harmoniously connects interior spaces to the lush outdoor landscape of Atherton, California.

Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Living

The redesign focused on opening up rooms to create a flow that welcomes natural light into the 8183 square foot house. Interior proportions were refined, and design details simplified to emphasize the connection between the indoors and outdoors.

Refined Elegance and Light-Filled Spaces

Exterior ornamentation was toned down to highlight the house’s sophisticated yet understated elegance. The interior color palette, featuring crisp off-white tones and natural finishes, complements the refreshing influx of light through newly enlarged doorways and windows.

Innovative Design Elements

Noteworthy design elements include a light-filled entry with a stunning staircase that gives a sensation of floating. The elliptical skylight above the staircase enhances the play of light throughout the house, creating a captivating visual experience.

Symmetry and Functional Spaces

The redesign strategically maximized views, light, and privacy in each corner of the house. Vaulted ceilings and full-height glass doors in the living room and kitchen expand usable space and blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, reflecting the essence of California living.

Celebrating the Surroundings

Collaborating with a landscape architect, the design team ensured a seamless connection between the house, pool, and gardens. Every interior space opens up to an outdoor oasis, creating a renovation that not only transforms the house but also celebrates the natural beauty of its surroundings.

Photography by Matthew Millman
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- by Matt Watts