Portola Valley

Architect: 2M Architecture

Contractor: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders

Located just over 1 mile from the San Andreas Fault, FTF was tasked with finding a superior solution to the “Life Safety” standard required by the Building Code. FTF combined advanced seismic analysis with state of the art building technology to create one of the most seismically resilient private homes in the United States.

The house takes full advantage of a dramatic site, with rooms opening to the outdoors, taking full advantage of the view and natural light. It is highlighted by a deck, cantilevered high above the ground and oriented towards views from San Francisco to San Jose.