Rising to New Heights in Los Altos, $18MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 10718 Mora Drive, Los Altos
What: A spectacular new home designed by Richard Swatt of Swatt-Miers Architects, built to the highest standards and ready to move into. Think instant gratification taken to a new level, perfect for young tech moguls and their families. Just completed, it has all the hallmarks of the firm– a composition that’s both elegant and dramatic, deep overhangs, and a subtle use of the most luxurious materials.
The use of horizontal ironwood planking, white stucco and bands of windows echo the work of Richard Neutra from decades before, now brought into the 21st Century. The front offers a simple, almost classic, composition; from the back the house steps down the hillside with a collection of terraces arranged around an infinity pool in a dynamic structure holding two master suites, three ensuite bedrooms, plus a guest house with its own kitchen, media and family rooms, offices, a gym and a 4-car garage.
Below, the 24-foot high living room.
Up a few steps, the marble kitchen is a perfect gathering place.
What We Love: The main floor master suite is perfect for the in-laws. Cousins get the guest house on the lower terrace, below.
Study Hall: The family bedrooms adjoin this homework-perfect area which opens to a broad terrace. Adults get their own office.
More: Have a look at the listing for additional details and images, plus a video. This outstanding property is represented by luxury specialist Arthur Sharif of Sotheby’s International Homes.