Palo Alto, CA, 2002
Architect: David Baker + Partners
Ward Residence is unique because of its innovative response to common challenges in suburban landscape design. The design inventively solves screening and privacy issues, creates usable areas for a family, and crafts an entry sequence to accommodate both cars and people. At the same time, the landscape provides a new front yard that enhances the architecture of the house and initiates a dialogue with the street. The landscape respects and extends the modernist character of the home while simultaneously introducing elements that create a tension with the formal modernism of the house.