Glen Ellen Residence

This project was for a retired couple that had lived in this house for over 30 years. They wanted to re-imagine their house for how they wished to live in their retirement. The existing house was full of memory due to the client’s direct involvement in its construction, so the design sought to honor that memory, and celebrate a new part of the house’s history.The notion of a house as a piece of furniture was a defining mantra of the design; we sought to express the structural system with an intricate Timber Frame to give the project a more refined notion of cabin.This structure then afforded a way of developing a veranda and window pattern that incorporated a more sophisticated notion of indoor and outdoor space. The house now takes full advantage of its serene surroundings.Daniel Strening was the Project Architect at Henderson Architect for this project.