"The couple work opposite schedules yet both live fascinating lives so they wanted a house that they could co-exist in," the firm says. "They needed a divided space that still felt open and communal when they were sharing time together." The double-height living area is dotted with custom lights by Hannah Collins and Magnus Schevene.
Large windows pull natural light into the space. The fireplace is covered with black tile from Heath.
The husband is a professor at Stanford, while the wife works at Genentech. A new study makes it possible for him to read and work late into the night, while she sleeps upstairs.
A key request from the client was ample room for books. "Brian had us promise that we would give him room to grow his collection," the firm says. The solution was a large library with walnut shelves that was custom-built by woodworker Tom Clossey.
The dining room features vintage Eames shell chairs with new walnut legs, an Ovaata Dining Table by Element Living, and a Gala 7220 chandelier by Rich Brilliant Willing.
A custom shoe closet displays the couple's large footwear collection.