Connecting to the Land

Forty-One Oaks Featured in PA Weekly’s: Home + Garden Design

by Carol Blitzer, photos by Steve Goldband

“The three-acre Portola Valley site with scattered clusters of ancient oaks resonated with both the client and the architects. While the clients were counting the oaks – there were 41 of them – the architects, father and son Stan and Jess Field, were quickly sketching ideas on tracing paper, drawing tall slender walls with horizontal cantilevered roof lines that echoed the shapes of the trees.” – Carol Blitzer

“It was a very pure site, in nature, nothing had been disturbed…We took the idea that the oaks had invited us in to join them. It was an amazing idea…All design decisions were filtered through that value system.” – Stan Field

Read the full article by Carol Blitzer in the Palo Alto Weekly
View the Forty-One Oaks photo gallery

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