Palo Alto Victorian
Like the remake of a classic movie that somehow tops the original, this Palo Alto estate, dating from 1894, was ready for a comeback. The original façade was restored while the rest of the house was redesigned from the ground up. The house was moved forward on the property to accommodate a new pool and cabana and an expansion of the garden. The exterior of this old/new house, a mix of historical references (flared eaves and arched pediments) and modern gestures (the house was repainted a warm, monochromatic grey) prepares the visitor for the clean, pared-down lines of the updated interior.