A home in California designed for an art collector

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

 

Swatt|Miers Architects have completed a home in Portola Valley, California, that was designed for an avid art collector.

 

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

The home, built on a 3.8-acre site, is a beautiful, gently sloping parcel, with mature oak, cedar and pine trees.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

The architects mention that their client’s main desire was to “live in a house that was itself a work of art.”

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

The home is L-shaped, anchored by a three-story concrete wall, that projects into the landscape to frame outdoor spaces on both sides of the house.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Perpendicular to the house and topography, is a 75’ long swimming pool with linear wood deck, and rectangular lawn.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Wooden slats have been used to provide privacy and to break up the concrete wall.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Art is on display throughout the home, such as this piece in the garden.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

A bold orange door welcomes you to the home.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Each floor is connected via the large wooden staircase.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

A wall of windows adds lots of light to the space.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

All of the interior design in the home was completed by the home owner, Nicole Vidalakis.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Large windows provide expansive views of the outdoor spaces.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

The open floor plan has enough space to have two 8-seater dining tables.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

This bathroom has a stand alone bathtub, with a door that opens to the outdoors.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

In this bathroom, a bulbous sink with a tall vertical mirror become a focal point.

Vidalakis Residence by Swatt|Miers

Photography by Russell Abraham Photography

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